Arsenal are riding a crest of a wave right now following a big Champions League win in Seville, then followed by a 5-0 demolition of Sheffield United. Prior to that before the international break, Arsenal recorded a big win over Manchester City and now they can focus on the Carabao Cup.
With a pretty fully fit squad to choose from, with only Jesus and Partey likely to be out, Arsenal can rotate the team for the trip to West Ham in the Carabao Cup, but with the likes of Nelson, Smith Rowe and Vieira all ready to stake their claim for a regular first team spot, Arsenal will field a strong side as they look to progress in this competition.
Arsenal haven’t won the League Cup since 1993 as was the only domestic trophy Arsene Wenger didn’t win, so for Mikel Arteta, he can look to capture this trophy for The Gunners.
Aaron Ramsdale will return in goal for Arsenal and likely Kiwor will remain at Centre back with Arsenal rotating the full backs as well so Zinchenko and White may take a rest and Soares may get a rare start.
In midfield, Jorghino is expected to come into the starting line up and Elneny may also get a start with Odegaard maybe returning after being rested on Saturday.
For West Ham, they suffered a rare defeat at home to Everton on Sunday and maybe the traves in the Europa League hampered their performance as they looked sluggish and didn’t play their usual football.
After their first European defeat in 17 matches away at Olympiakos, West Ham couldn’t return to winning ways in the Premier League and the traveling may well have played a part, plus a quick turn around.
The Hammers are without a win in 4 games in all competitions and they welcome Arsenal in excellent form.
The return of Declan Rice will be interesting to see the reception as Rice may well be rested for this one as Arsenal have huge away Premier League game on Saturday at Newcastle, so he has played a lot of football and there is no need to include him in the line up for this one.
However, the West Ham fans will look to give their old captain a good welcome back as he was excellent for them.
As with many Carabao Cup games, we could well look to see plenty of goals in this one.
|West Ham to win||11/5 Bet365|
|Draw||23/10 William Hill|
|Arsenal to win||5/4 Bet365|
|Arsenal to win and both teams to score||7/2 Bet365|
Arsenal are on form right now and will take good momentum into this game and with it being a London derby, expect a great atmosphere and plenty of chances for both sides.
The Gunners will rotate and look to give some fringe players a chance to shine and it may also be the case for West Ham, who have played many games over a short period of time, which may have seen them lose two out their last 3 Premier League games.
Our punters.pub bet of the day is Arsenal to win and both teams to score at 7/2 with Bet365.