How League cup may help Arsenal beat Everton

Some Arsenal fans might be expecting Arsene Wenger to rest one or two key players today, with the recent injury picked up by Aaron Ramsey bringing to our minds the risk of this with most of the Arsenal first team having played almost every Premier League and Champions League game as well as the international games for their various countries.

Unless they are actually carrying a knock though, I think that the Arsenal manager will start all of his big players against Everton today, despite the fact that we have the next Capital One cup game coming up on Tuesday. As we know, this competition is a very low priority for the Frenchman, at least until we get into the final rounds, and is used to give the fringe players and youngsters some game time.

Whether the same will be true of the Toffess, however, is more of a doubt. Roberto Martinez may well see the League cup as a very real chance of a trophy and it gets you a place in Europe these days as well. Everton also play on Tuesday and they have been handed a tough tie against Premier League Norwich City.

Their last round was against a Championship side, Reading, but Martinez fielded a strong side including the likes of Barkley, Lukaku, Kone, Deulofeu, Stones and Jagielka so I assume he is planning to take the cup seriously. I wonder if this means that he might just rest a few first team players for the game against Arsenal today.

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  1. Arsenaldivine says:

    Arsenal should to the strength of the irrespective of who Martinez fields for Everton. Match’ll be tight, but Arsenal will take this.

    1. Arsenaldivine says:

      *should play*

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Moanino sent off!…….. LmFaO………. The mug always finds a way to get into Trouble!

  2. juhislihis says:

    Come on West Ham, get Moaninho sacked!

    1. juhislihis says:

      That was CLOSE 😀

  3. northbankgooner says:

    Nothing less than an Arsenal win today will do. Then as much as every bone in my body hates to say it a UTD win tomorrow. That will mean we will be top & hopefully some of the Wenger haters can fck off & do one.

  4. northbankgooner says:

    Chavski 1-0 down, Matic sent off, cue Maureen crying like a little bitch.

    1. northbankgooner says:

      Would love to know who gave this a thumbs down. Seriously can’t be a Gooner!

  5. juhislihis says:

    Hammers score, Chelsea goal millimeters away, Donkey Matic sent off, Mourinho boiling, Chelsea’s GK coach sent off as well.


  6. medvet says:

    take that cryrinho…. hAHAHAHA

  7. Bigvalbowski says:

    Anybody else impressed with Kouyate?

    Would love to test West Ham with a cheeky January bid for the lad


  8. juhislihis says:

    Mourinho sent off as well HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  9. Greg says:

    Everything is going wrong for chelsea! Keep up the pressure westham! What awesome saturday this is turning out to be!

  10. Bigvalbowski says:

    Nice prevent D West Ham, JFC you realize there a man down

  11. bhagalpuri says:

    seriously impressed with bilic till now killed us, city,pool,on track to kill chelski hope he does same to manu seems like a big game manager

  12. Greg says:

    Eva’s curse over mourinho is working like a charm!

  13. Greg says:

    The curse of EVA strikes again!

  14. Fatboy Gooney says:

    There’s no way that Everton will rest their best players against Arsenal this evening ????
    what are you smoking man? ?

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