Wimbledon vows to attack Arsenal in EFL Cup clash

AFC Wimbledon boss Mark Robinson insists that he will not tell his players to divert from their attacking style of play when they face Arseanl tonight.

The Dons will make the trip to the Emirates tonight for their EFL Cup clash with the Premier League giants as they look to cause an upset and earn a place in the fourth round of the competition.

The Gunners will have other ideas however after making a statement in beating West Brom 6-0 in the second-round of the League Cup, and assuming Robinson is being honest in his comments, this could well end up being a similar scoreline.

The Dons’s head coach claims that he will not deviate from his attacking style of play tonight, and that should play into the hands of the superior side, who will already have been huge favourites to win at home against the League One team.

“There is no point,” said Wimbledon’s head coach. “If I change the style of play, I am telling the players that they’re not good enough – and that’s the last thing I ever want to be doing.

“Everything will be the same. We still want it [our preparations] to remain largely about us. Obviously, they will throw up some different challenges to possibly what we would face in League One football – of course they will. But we want the bulk of the preparation to still be about us because that gives us the self-belief to go and perform.”

Could Wimbledon really cause a shock by coming out and attacking Arsenal?

Patrick

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5 Comments

  1. PJ-SA says:

    That’s a mistake from them then….we struggle when teams sit really deep and we can’t use our pace.

  2. Wyoming says:

    Wimbledon FC are on reasonable run of form so should give Arsenal a decent game for a while.
    Arsenal will rest
    Ramsdale
    Tomi Gabriel White Tierney
    Partey Odegaard Saka Pepe Smith Aubameyang.
    Lacazette Xhaka (Elneny Holding if fit) and most of the “B” listers and a couple of young guns will get game time
    Leno
    Cedric Chambers Holding Mari Tavarez
    Niles Lokonga
    Nketiah Lacazette Martinelli
    Subs.
    Hein
    Holding Xhaka Kolasinac
    Patino Elneny Taylor Olayinka Balogun

    1. Loose Cannon says:

      Apart from Sambi and Tavares the starters and subs Hein & Patino, the rest are the level of Wimbledon (in footballing skills, I meant, not comparing their perks and priveledges), so there are no favourates, evenly poised match which will be left to Mikel to outsmart Robinson which will be a very very tough job given the players you mentioned in your line up. Hope Mikel has something lined up his sleeve which I believe he does to get us to the next round.

      1. John Legend says:

        Untrue!!! Arghh!!!
        If Robinson has such a lineup, he will promote the team to Championship with lots of matches to spare.

      2. Quincy Okereke says:

        Loool.. well I guess you can talk like that if your name is Loose Cannon 😂

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