Unai Emery has named a strong side as Arsenal prepare to take on Brentford in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
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Match: Arsenal v Brentford
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): 19:45 – Wed 26 Sep
In the past, the League Cup has always been used by Arsenal as an opportunity to embed the club’s young players and give them the experience of first-team football.
That tradition was started under Arsene Wenger and it seems as if Unai Emery has elected to continue only up to a certain point.
The Spaniard has named a strong side for this evening’s clash with Brentford at the Emirates but, admittedly, has included some young players.
Teenagers Matteo Guendouzi and Emile Smith Rowe have both been given starting spots alongside a number of more experienced players.
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Here’s how the two teams line up:
Emile Smith Rowe
Subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Ramsey, Lacazette, Torreira, Kolasinac, Nketiah
Subs: Bentley, Macleod, Mepham, Maupay, McEachren, Benrahma, Dalsgaard