With improved form in recent matches, the prospects of a successful season for the new look Arsenal have increased significantly. Can the Gunners win the Carabao Cup this season?
The League Cup is an interesting competition to place bets on. The weakened line-ups make it a bit difficult but there are still some great odds available.
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Under its various names, the League Cup has produced some success for the Gunners in the past. Trouble is like a few competitions that Arsenal play in, it’s the distant past. The last time Arsenal lifted the trophy was in 1993, their second win after success in 1983.
Arsenal do hold a significant League Cup record, albeit a rather frustrating one and nowhere near as good as their FA Cup record. Six finals have been lost over the years, more than any other team. This season has gone well so far though and Arsenal host Sunderland in the quarter finals (last 8) on 21 December British bookmakers offer attractive odds for this important event every year. Because of the great competition, the bookmakers give players bonuses, you can get a profit using a wide variety of betting offers.
The second round saw them away at West Bromwich Albion. Relegated from the Premier League last season, West Brom seemed to have little interest in a League Cup run. Everyone expected Arsenal to field a weakened team and they did. West Brom did the same though and fielded a mixture of reserve and youth players. The Gunners (who hadn’t scored before this game) hammered Albion 6-0 with a returning Aubameyang scoring a hat-trick. It was back to what was then considered normal at the weekend with a 5-0 defeat at continual League Cup winners Manchester City.
More of the same followed in round three with a 3-0 home win over AFC Wimbledon. The draw for the fourth round was again kind to the Gunners. All anyone wants is a home draw and that’s just what Arsenal received. A home game against a Leeds United side that haven’t been firing on all cylinders this season. After a well fought first half Calum Chambers netted within seconds of coming on, with Eddie Nketiah slotting home ten minutes later.
It’s a strong line-up for the last eight. A notable absentee is Manchester City, who who have won this cup for the past four seasons but lost on penalties away to West Ham.
One team from League One outside the Premier League is in the quarter finals – Sunderland from League One drawn away to Arsenal in the last eight.
Five substitutes will be allowed for the rest of the competition. That’s likely to see more youngsters/fringe players starting games. If the game isn’t going well, then a star-studded bench can come to the rescue. Hopefully that won’t have to be the case when the Gunners face Sunderland.
Four of the last five seasons have seen Arsenal reach at least the last eight of the League Cup. They last made It to the final in the 2017/18 season, losing to Manchester City. There will be a new winner of the cup and why shouldn’t it be the Gunners?