CARABAO CUP NIGHT
Good evening! Welcome along to tonight’s SunSport coverage as Arsenal travel to the Midlands to take on West Bromwich Albion.
Both sides enter the competition at this stage as they look to make the third round.
Though tonight sees the Gunners play in the second round of the League Cup for the first time in 28 YEARS.
An eighth-placed finish left them out of European competition and now have a trip to the Hawthorns in unfamiliar settings.
West Brom were relegated from the Premier League last season but have started well in the Championship and will be looking to cause an upset under new boss Valerien Ismael.
Mikel Arteta could name a strong Arsenal XI for the Carabao Cup second round tie, according to reports.
According to The Times, Arteta will take no chances in his selection when the Gunners travel to Championship West Brom.
It is claimed the Emirates hierarchy have shown understanding towards their boss, who has seen five of his players sidelined with coronavirus.
Among them were forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, who did come off the bench in the 2-0 loss to Chelsea.
Lacazette will now be back in contention to play in the cup tie, and so too will the returning Martin Odegaard, who arrived in January on loan.
And he has recently made his move from Real Madrid permanent for £30million but missing paperwork saw him ruled out against Chelsea.
Arsenal also announced the signing of £30m keeper Aaron Ramsdale, and the England international could be set to make his debut.
We get under way at 8pm, team news to come!