Arsenal could be handed an advantage in the Carabao Cup

Arsenal could be handed an advantage in their Carabao Cup semi-final match against Liverpool as Premier League managers attempt to cut the fixture by half.

Traditionally, the semi-final is a home and away match, and Arsenal faces Liverpool first at the Emirates at the start of next year.

However, that could be the only fixture that determines who plays in the final.

The Daily Mail says Premier League officials will meet with managers and club captains today to decide.

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte of Tottenham are the two managers who want a one-legged semi-final, which would reduce the workload on their players.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Winning the Carabao Cup would be a nice way to end this season for us as a club, and this development is good.

Playing the first leg at home puts a lot of pressure on us to perform well because we might not beat Liverpool in the reverse fixture at Anfield.

If that return fixture is scrapped, we could potentially see off the Reds in the only match at the Emirates.

Liverpool would be ready to win even in London, but it certainly gives us an advantage.

Tags Carabao Cup

2 Comments

  1. fairfan says:

    To be fair if it becomes a one legged semi a redraw for home grond advantage should be held. Otherwise the game should be held at a neutral venue. Villa park has been suggested.

    1. ken1945 says:

      Why is that necessary fairfan?
      The Arsenal were first out of the hat and one could argue that that was a disadvantage. This game could give MA the opportunity to show everyone why he gave Aubemeyang that three year old contract worth a reported £300,000 plus a week.

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