Arsenal await the results of the Carabao Cup Quarterfinal draw, scheduled to take place on Thursday October 26. They are one of 8 clubs still alive in the competition, with the final taking place on February 25, 2018.
The last round saw the Gunners edge past a determined Doncaster Rovers side. Fans will hope for an equally lop-sided draw, but there are still some big boys left in the pot.
Carabao Cup Quarterfinal Draw Results
The Carabao Cup Quarterfinal draw sees Arsenal host West Ham!
All-time, the Gunners have won 63 games versus the Hammers, drawn 38 and lost only 34 in all competitions. The last five contested between the two sides have resulted in three Arsenal wins, one draw and one victory for West Ham.
The loss occurred on August 9, 2015, and was the first time Arsenal had dropped points against the Hammers since drawing 2-2 in October 2009. The last time the teams met was in April of this year, and the Gunners managed a 3-0 win at home.
In the League Cup, the last time the teams met was back in 1998 when the Gunners came away with a 2-1 win on the road. The last cup tie contested between the teams was in January 2010, and Arsenal again won by a score of 2-1.
The other fixtures are as follows:
Chelsea v Bournemouth
Bristol City v Manchester United
Leicester City v Manchester City
The Waiting Game…
The draw has been delayed for one hour, now slated to begin at 5pm London time (12pm EST).
Alongside the Gunners in the draw sit Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, West Ham, Leicester City, Bournemouth and Championship club Bristol City.
So, odds are decent that the team will draw a ‘weaker’ opponent, although as Norwich proved on Tuesday, even a Championship side can be dangerous.
The Quarterfinal will commence on December 18, with all teams playing their fixtures during this week.
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