Arsenal AND Chelsea to play very strong line-ups in League Cup semi?

Arsenal and Chelsea have been local rivals for ever, but the Gunners biggest enemy has always been considered to be Tottenham. Strangely enough the Spuds are also Chelsea’s favourite team to beat!

But in recent times, probably since Jose Mourinho managed the Blues the first time, there seems to have been more rivalry with our West London neighbours, with Chelsea usually coming out on top until Antonio conte’s arrival. Since then it is Arsenal who have had the upper hand, notably when beating the Blues in the FA Cup Final and in this season’s Community Shield, despite being classed as the underdogs.

So now we have another chapter coming up with the Caraboa Cup semi-final, and it looks like both managers are very keen to get a chance of winning the first trophy of the season. Both managers chose to send out second-string sides in the FA Cup Third Round at the weekend, and both sides struggles, with the Gunners losing spectacularly to Forest while Chelsea scraped at draw at Norwich.

So both teams have had their best players rested and ready to fight tomorrow night, although Arsenal are severely weakened thanks to our growing injury list. Our first choice back three are all out with only Mustafi having an outside chance of playing if he passes a fitness test while Koscielny and Monreal have no chance at all, plus Giroud, Ramsey, Kolasinac and Xhaka are also missing in action.

But Wenger will be playing his strongest team available, and that may NOT include Alexis Sanchez if the rumours about the talks with Man City are true….

Can we beat Chelsea against the odds yet again?



  1. kev says:

    JUST IN:I’ve had it confirmed that Arsenal and Man City are close to agreeing a £32m fee for the transfer of Alexis Sanchez.The deal is on and happening regardless of what anyone says and that’s the reality.Arsenal have told City that they want another £15m next season should Sanchez score 20 or more goals.
    People should also relax on the Cristian Pavon news.His agent has just said in an interview that there’s been no offer yet.I’ve had it confirmed that Arsenal are really considering activating his £27m clause as soon as possible as Sanchez’s replacement..As I brought to you guys same days back and I even said from my personal point of view that we’d sign him since he’s young,cheap and talented.I’ve read that Minslintat contacted Boca Juniors about signing Pavon at Dortmund so he could be at work here again.

    1. Me says:

      Who cares…

    2. muffdiver says:


      we all know moley twitter
      we all know arsenalnexus
      we all know arsenictwitter

      cut it out – your not privy to anything –
      u flopped in last window-

      so dead this i brought to nonsense..we all have internet access
      you couldnt bring milk to a teabag

  2. Me says:

    Excuses already in full flow for tomorrow’s forthcoming defeat to Chelsea.
    Eight squad players are injured including Cazorla who has not been fit for over a year now..

  3. Sue says:

    We can’t afford not to now we’re out of the fa cup

  4. Ivan says:

    I can’t imagine Wenger would dare not put out a full strength side. The real question is can we beat Chelsea over two legs. It is possible and I would love it to happen but it is unlikely. The usual Wenger winter blues.

  5. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Arsenal don’t have a strong team

  6. Lupe says:

    Who cares.. wenger just leave already. Ok wenger win the carabao cup and then leave.. Lol.

  7. Innit says:

    Might as well. We’re out of the PL race and FA Cup innit.

    If We win League Cup expect Wenger to get a raise and a new extention (as long as he doesn’t spend too much in January or at least balance the books from sales)

    Kroenke ?❤ Wenger innit
    They both love ?? too

  8. Steven says:

    Get real, Arsenal fans. Do you think any other manager can win us the Premiership or the Champions League? Mourinho has spent £280 m and he doesn’t think he can challenge Man City. All that second tier clubs, financially speaking, like Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs can hope for is top four and the odd cup. So far Klopp has won nothing, Pochettino has won nothing and Wenger has won three FA Cups in the last four years, as well as achieving top four for twenty years while playing attractive attacking football. Yes, there have been defensive lapses this season, notably against Man U, Liverpool and Chelsea at home, but the last two saw exciting comebacks and only the ref, who denied us two clear penalties, and the brilliance of de Gea stopped us getting the win against Man U. As for Forest, there nothing wrong with the team Wenger put out, which contained three current internationals and four recent internationals. They just didn’t perform against a good Forest side. But that is hardly a reason to unfurl the Wenger Out banners again. The protesters may feel good about themselves but they harm the team’s morale.

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