Unless you consider the chance to beat your local rivals again a bit of good luck, Arsenal will not be too happy with our first draw in the Capital One Cup. Not only have we drawn a Premier League club in our north London rivals Tottenham, but we will have to go to White Hart Lane in a few weeks.
Just to add a bit of spice to that fixture, we travel to Chelsea the weekend before the cup tie. So I guess that will help to make Arsene Wenger´s decision about whether to field a second string side in the cup an easy one. To be fair the Frenchman almost always does that anyway.
I wonder if the Spuds and Mauricio Pochettino will feel the same way. They might well see it as a great chance to strike a blow on the Gunners and the League Cup is one of their only realistic trophy hopes. So you have to see that as a really bad draw for Arsenal.
I know that Wenger does not put too much onus on the competition but a good run in it is always nice and it is a realistic trophy hope for us as well. Not to mention the valuable playing experience the fringe members of the squad get.
Hey I am not saying we won´t win, because Arsenal have a great squad these days, but it is going to be a tough one. Just to make it worse, Chelsea got Walsall, Liverpool got Carlisle and Man United got a home tie with Ipswich. Now let´s hope we get better luck in the Champions League draw.