Arsenal have been drawn away to Spurs in the Capital One Cup third round.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2015
Just like we were in 2011, we’ll head to White Harte Lane in what is our first involvement in this competition this season.
Rather surprisingly, the League Cup, throughout it’s differing commercial names, remains the one domestic trophy missing from Arsene Wenger’s personal list of achievements.
The closest we came in this competition was our 2011 defeat to Birmingham City in the final at Wembley, a result which caused our season to self-destruct.
Given the strength of our squad and the numbers available to Wenger, it will be interesting to see if the boss decides to field a strong team throughout the competition.
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The last two teams that have lifted the Capital One Cup in March have gone on to win the league, an omen we hope will apply to us this campaign.
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Also, considering that we’re no longer under pressure in terms of our previous trophy drought, perhaps Wenger should use this competition in order to blood a few youngsters.
The likes of Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Alex Iwobi are on the fringes of the first team and playing them in some competitive games for the senior side will only aid their development.