Arsenal get tough fixture away to Liverpool in Caraboa Cup 4th round

Arsenal easily demolished Nottingham Forest in the Third Round of the Caraboa Cup on Tuesday, but there will definitely be no easy ride in the next round when we have been drawn away to Liverpool at Anfield to face a Reds team that has not lost in any competitive game for 25 games. In fact the last time they lost at home was exactly a year ago today (26/09/2018) against Chelsea in this same competition when Eden Hazard scored the winner 5 minutes from time.

But I am sure that Unai Emery will stick to his formula of playing a mixture of our very promising youngsters, who have certainly performed admirably so far. If Klopp also goes for a young team then I am sure we will have a chance to progress and get revenge for our miserable recent run of defeats at Anfield. We haven’t won a game there since 2012…

But we are not the only top team to get a daunting fixture as Man United are set to travel to Stamford Bridge, after just scraping through on penalties against Rochdale last night. Here is the full draw….

Everton v Watford

Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manchester City v Southampton

Burton v Leicester

Crawley v Colchester

Chelsea v Manchester United

Oxford v Sunderland

Liverpool v Arsenal

The holders Man City are set for an easy-ish game at home to Southampton, and it is good to see the small teams like Burton, Crawley and Oxford have been given home ties and have chances to get through to the 5th round. One interesting fact is that for the first time ever, no Championship side has made it through to the Fourth Round.

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11 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    We could always get Baptista back, for one night only.. just don’t let him take a penalty 😄
    Having already been to Anfield this season, i thought (or more like hoped) that’d be it until next season (unless they’re relegated of course 🤣)
    What a nightmare!! Gutted!! Why couldn’t we have got Oxford (not far from me!) Urgh………

    1. Their Carabao team really does not look impressive. Add onto the fact that the fixture is on Tue and we both have league games on Sunday, with them facing off with Spurs, it’s a guarantee the reserve teams are the ones that will play. This is relevant because I believe our reserve team is better than theirs.. and the beauty is statistics normally don’t seem to apply in cup games…we beat Man utd at OT in the FA cup just like the spuds beat us at the Emirates in the same competition. All hope is not lost.

      1. Sue says:

        That’s true, QD..there is a glimmer (albeit just a little one 🤣)

    2. Phil says:

      Yeah but Sue-look at their second string they played last night to ours.We are far stronger than Liverpool in depth.When you take in the fixtures of EPL and CL they will test most first team players whereas we have young players knocking on the door.We will win up there no problem

      1. Sue says:

        Makes sense when you put it like that, Phil…i really hope you’re right!!

        1. Warfa says:

          If you look the under 23 premier league table liverpool will relagate !!!

  2. They have good benchwarmers like Naby Keita, Lallana and Chamberlain but that’s just about it! If it’s a game between 2 reserves we will give them a good fight. It’s better we face them this early, it would have been far more difficult if we met them in the final stages *cough* Mancity vs Arsenal Carabao final *cough* Most uncompetitive match in the history of uncompetitive matches *cough*

  3. Mikki says:

    If Emery win majority of people here don’t laud him as a coach but still look for one way or the other to critize him,when he loses a match the post from admin is what he has done wrong for eternity but when he wins a match is all about the players not the tactics….am not a big fan of Emery cause of his poor team selection most times but the truth have to be told when wins arsenal fans should appreciate him not looking for ways to sideline him by diverting our attention to other issues….arsenal can beat Liverpool as far there’s no luis,Socratics,xhaka and Emery poor team selection…

    1. Phil says:

      The only game we have turned up to for 90 minutes was Tuesday night against Forest.Who is the manager? He is getting all the stick he deserves.

  4. Timothy says:

    This is a very tough draw. We should try to avoid heavy scoreline defeat

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