The gunners will be playing Watford in their next Premier League match and without a doubt, that game will be a factor in the team Unai Emery decides to field tonight as they play Championship side Brentford in the Carabao Cup.
Watford are 4th on the Premier League table with 13 points, 5 behind the leaders and a point ahead of Arsenal. The Hornets have over the last couple of seasons proved to be a tricky opponent, the boss will want a good performance from the team on the weekend. The big question is will Unai Emery use the youngsters today or will he play the experienced players.
First and foremost, Unai Emery will not worry much about losing the game against Brentford, that is because the last time they beat any Premier League side was in the 2010-2011 season when they overcame Everton. With that in mind, the Arsenal boss may rest the important players and give chance to the young players given that he may be looking to avoid fatigue in his squad.
The gunners should not underestimate the strength of their League Cup opponents because anything is possible as we saw Derby County get an away win against an under pressure Manchester United in the penalty shootouts. The young Arsenal players will be eager to prove their worth tonight.
Unai Emery might decide to use a squad which consists of both youngsters and the players that aren’t getting enough chances this season, the Arsenal fans are looking forward to seeing youngsters like Matteo Guendouzi, Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah in the lineup that plays against Brentford.