After back-to-back wins have lifted the mood at Arsenal, a Carabao Cup tie against AFC Wimbledon presents a chance for the Gunners to maintain their momentum ahead of Sunday’s north London derby.
While their rivalry with Tottenham is one of the most storied in English football, tonight’s fixture will be Arsenal’s first against AFC Wimbledon.
Mikel Arteta’s men have steadied the ship with successive 1-0 Premier League wins, against Norwich and Burnley, after starting the new campaign with three defeats on the spin.
They reached this stage of the competition by hammering a youthful West Brom side 6-0 in the last round, while AFC Wimbledon have taken care of Northampton Town and Charlton.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon is scheduled for a 7:45pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, September 22 2021.
Where to watch Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon
The match will not be televised live in the UK.
Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon team news and lineups
Arsenal XI: Leno, Cedric, Holding, Mari, Tavares, Lokonga, Partey, Maitland-Niles, Martinelli, Nketiah, Lacazette
Subs: Hein, Chambers, Kolasinac, Elneny, Smith Rowe, Saka, Balogun
AFC Wimbledon XI: Tzanev, Guinness-Walker, Heneghan, Nightingale, Lawrence, Woodyard, Hartigan, Rudoni, Assal, McCormick, Palmer
Subs: Csoka, Marsh, Alexander, Chislett, Mebude, Pressley, Oualah
Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon prediction
Without European football, this competition represents one of only two realistic trophy chances for Arsenal this season and they seem likely to treat it as such.
Arsenal 3-0 AFC Wimbledon
Head to head (h2h) history and results
This will be the first ever competitive meeting between the two sides.
Betting odds and tips
Arsenal to win: 1/9
AFC Wimbledon to win: 28/1
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