Arsenal will face Blackpool in a few hours from now at the Emirates Stadium and a win today will take them to the quarter finals which will get the hopes of Arsenal fans up because they have always got eliminated from this competition in the early stages apart from last season where they reached the finals and lost to Manchester City.
It has always been Arsenal’s tradition to use some youngsters in this competition but it’s not certain whether Unai Emery will be doing the same or he will fully focus on this cup competition and use a very strong squad to face Blackpool today.
Expected Arsenal Lineup To Face Blackpool
Cech, Lichsteiner, Holding, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Guendouzi, Emile Smith-Rowe, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck,
Petr Cech has been on the sidelines for about four weeks but he has returned to full training and Unai Emery has confirmed that the Czech Republican international will be in-goal against Blackpool.
Stephan and Maitland-Niles will start as full backs today because Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac are injured. Mustafi and Holding will probably be in defence today.
Mohamed Elneny is out for two weeks now so the gunners could use the central midfield duo of Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.
Smith-Rowe, Ramsey and Mkhitaryan are expected to start in midfield against Blackpool.
Danny Welbeck will also start in the striking role today because Unai Emery has always got a start in the Carabao Cup and UEFA Europa League.