Arsenal have drawn Nottingham Forest for the next round of the EFL Cup, formally known as the Capital One Cup. The match will take place next month at the City Ground (via Arsenal.com).
It’s a competition that Arsenal haven’t had much luck with in recent seasons. The Gunners have often used it as an opportunity to showcase the club’s young talent but the team has lost two finals in the last ten years.
The draw for the third round of this year’s competition was made on Wednesday evening and the Gunners now know their fate. They will travel to Nottingham Forest in the week commencing September 19.
Forest secured two 2-1 wins to get to this stage. They knocked out Doncaster Rovers in the first round thanks to a ninetieth minute Jamie Ward goal and then got past Millwall on Tuesday night thanks to another late goal, this time scored by striker Lars Veldwijk.
The other standout fixtures of the draw are as follows:-
- [Player ratings] Arsenal 1-2 Wolves – Auba flops and pressure on Arteta
- [Team news] Arsenal line up vs Wolves – Arteta’s dilemma with three out
- [Player ratings] Molde 0-3 Arsenal – Balogun scores as Gunners cruise
Leicester City v Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur v Gillingham
Swansea City v Manchester City
Derby County v Liverpool
Northampton v Manchester United
Let’s hope Arsenal can get past Forest and make it all the way to the final of a competition the Gunners haven’t won since 1993.