Manchester United began their quest for Silverware away at MK Dons but were taught a footballing lesson as the lower league side won 4 goals with Arsenal’s Benik Afobe scoring a brace. Sorry about that, this is not a Red Devil blog.
On the sunny side of North London, the gunners will be begin their quest to give Arsene Wenger a cup he has never gotten. The gunners will look to bank on the threesome display at Villa Park to ride on the saints.
The Capital One cup is an opportunity for the younger ones to test first team action, the fringe ones to prove their worth and the key ones to rest. With 18 players on the list, who ll feature:
David Ospina is expected to debut with Martinez on the bench. Calum Chambers is likely to face his old club partnering Isaac Hayden. Hector Bellerin will man the right with Keiran Gibbs on the left.
Abou Diaby should return, partnered by Francis Coquelin, the forgotten duo. Rosicky is likely to be flanked by Chamberlain and Campbell with Podolski as the man upfront.
Bench: Martinez, Semi Ajayi, Chuba Akpom, Zelalem, Wilshere, Sanchez, Welbeck.
Predicted score: 3-0. Campbell, Rosicky and Podolski.