Arsenal are in action midweek Wednesday as they travel to the Hawthorns to face West Brom in the second round of the Carabao Cup. Here is the preview of the match.
Unexplored territory! This competition, arguably the least attractive of all Arsenal competitions, starts this time in the second round. No third round privileges.
In truth, it is welcome. After a 2-0 top-flight loss to Chelsea on Sunday, the prospect of another game that is at least on paper more winnable offers Mikel Arteta the chance to take some disheartened heads off the floor.
A grim mood fills the Emirates air and with Manchester City coming to the Premier League, having something else before that to provide some breathing space ensures that the inevitable pounding that will happen to the Etihad can be mentally postponed. .
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West Brom vs Arsenal: Carabao Cup preview with two potential debuts for Mikel Arteta to distribute on Wednesday night
Freshly relegated to the Second Division, being drawn with West Brom is close enough to the most boring, tasteless game that could have been spat: no exciting lower league or trip to new away ground for fans. Nope. It is West Brom.
The moans of disappointment at the initial announcement could change slightly, however, given the events of the past two weeks.
Indeed, a relative quality squad ensures that it won’t be a walk in the park with players performing half-heartedly (not that they ever should) and winning away from the championship could provide a boost as well. of trust that cannot be bought at the present time.
Unbeaten in their first four league matches and second in the standings, Valérien Ismaël’s team will not be outdone.
How to watch on TV
When is the kick-off? wednesday 25 august
What time is the kick-off? 8:00 p.m. (GMT)
Where is it played? Hawthorns
TV channel / live broadcast? Sky Sports (UK) fuboTV (US)
Arbitrator? David webb