Arsenal face Sunderland in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup at the Emirates this evening.
The Gunners have made significant progress in this campaign and will hope to end the season by winning this trophy.
However, it will not be a straightforward task as several top clubs remain in the competition.
Sunderland is now in the third tier of English football and the Black Cats are underdogs in the fixture.
Arsenal shouldn’t underestimate them, but the stats between both clubs show Mikel Arteta’s men should earn a win that will take them to the next round of the competition. Here are some stats as posted on the Gunners website:
Teams from the third tier have only eliminated Arsenal once from the competition in the last 16 meetings between them.
Arsenal has lost none, won 8 and drawn 3 of their last 11 meetings with Sunderland.
The Gunners are also the second-highest scoring side in the competition this season, with Brentford the only club to score more than Mikel Arteta’s team.
These stats are amazing and they suggest Arsenal should get a win, but we expect a few changes to the lineup by Arteta and the Black Cats will look to take advantage of that.