Arsenal boost? One Sunderland star tests positive for covid-19

Arsenal has been handed a small boost ahead of their Carabao Cup meeting with Sunderland.

Both clubs meet in the quarterfinals of the competition tomorrow, with Mikel Arteta hoping to add the trophy to his CV.

It won’t be a straightforward game for the Gunners who we expect to make a lot of changes to their team for the fixture.

Sunderland will be out to write a story of their participation in the competition and beating the in-form Arsenal will be an impressive result for the Black Cats.

However, their manager, Lee Johnson, confirmed via Chronicle Live that his team has recorded a positive covid-19 case.

However, because most of their players are double-jabbed, it is unlikely they will discover many more cases before the match.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Winning the FA Cup is one way that Arteta introduced himself to the football world as a capable manager.

The Spaniard has been doing a good job in rebuilding the squad he inherited at the Emirates.

He has a great chance to make progress in this competition by beating Sunderland.

His team could emerge as winners of the competition next year.

Tags Carabao Cup


  1. Thank goodness for that!!!
    I was beginning to worry that we might have to face their full squad – what a lucky break for the mighty Arsenal!!!!

    1. Yes Ken, we need to win it. This is one piece of Silverware the “legendry”,”greatest” Arsenal manager failed to win in 22 attempts. The last time we laid our hands on it was in 1993 when the real legend GG was in charge, what he team he assembled – Seaman, Tony, Nigel, Ray,David, Paul, Ian, Kevin, Alan.

      1. Your right Loose Cannon, AW was too busy qualifying for the CL – ensuring his salary was paid by doing just that each year and then bringing in fa cup wins.

        But what at a team he assembled
        Lehman, Lauren, Toure, Campbell, Cole, Petit, Vieria, Bergkamp, Henry, Pires, Overmars, Ljungberg, Wiltord, Parlour, Edu, Cygan, Gilberto, Clichy, Kanu, Reyes, Aliadiere, Keown…. Oh The Invincible squad!!!!!!

        GG’s last season saw them finish…….. 12th as he fiddled the books.

        I wonder who Mikel Arteta would want to emulate out of those two??

  2. Arsenal must play well and with force if they are to beat Sunderland. No team is small and no game is easy, Arsenal has to play well.

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