The focus of the midweek games will be round three of the EFL Cup, Wimbledon will travel to Arsenal looking to cause an upset
The match will kick off at 19:45 on Wednesday, 22nd of September in the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal seems to have turned their season around. Two wins on the bounce against Norwich and Burnley have given the side new energy. Those two victories now put Arsenal in 13th place in the league, only four points off the top five.
They reached this stage of the competition after they sauntered past a West Brom youth team 6-0 last month.
Wimbledon have had a tough start to their bid for promotion this season. After eight games, they have won three and drawn three leaving them in seventh place. Their recent matches were going well until a poor 1-0 defeat at home to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.
Wimbledon played well in their Round Two match against Northhampton, winning by a singular goal to earn their right to face Arsenal.
These two clubs have not faced each other in recent history with Wimbledon currently sitting two leagues below the Gunners in League One. As the sides are split by around 45 places in the English league system, it is clear that Arsenal will be out-and-out favorites.
"Charlie Patino likely to be named in upcoming Carabao Cup game against Wimbledon. He's been really impressing the Arsenal first team players." – @ChrisWheatley_ pic.twitter.com/4f9HA1rrta
— Arsenal Presser (@APresserV2) September 15, 2021
Predicted Starting Teams
Leno (GK), Tavares, Kolasinac, Holding, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Lacazette
Injuries / Suspensions
Smith-Rowe (Knock), Tierney (Muscle cramps), Elneny (Muscle injury)
Tzanev (GK), Guinness-Walker, Henaghan, Nightingale, Lawrence, Woodyard, Hartigan, Mebude, McCormick, Assal, Pressley
Injuries / Suspensions
Assal, Nightingale, Rudoni, Rudoni, Nightingale, Rudoni, Hartigan, Nightingale, Assal….
Nine of Wimbledon’s EFL-high 15 league goals have been scored by academy graduates 👌 #AFCW #LeagueOne #EFL pic.twitter.com/MUJuwSm75Z
— The Near Post (@TheNearPostEFL) September 14, 2021
Although everyone loves cup fixtures because it gives smaller clubs a chance to kill the giants but that only happens once in a blue moon. Arsenal are now playing well and winning games and that will not change tomorrow.
Expect this game to end 2-0 to Arsenal, winning comfortably and easing off the peddle.
📐 From 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 angle…
MØ bending it straight into the top corner! 🎯 #BURARS pic.twitter.com/EyG0al4ysu
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 19, 2021