Mesut Ozil reacts to facing Tottenham in Carabao Cup quarter-final

Annette Crawford
November 1, 2018

Arsenal and Tottenham will go head-to-head in a festive north London derby in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.

Holders Manchester City, who beat Arsenal 3-0 in the final of last season's competition, host Premier League strugglers Fulham on Thursday.

The England worldwide last started a game in September in the previous round of the Carabao Cup, as he scored in a 2-2 draw with Watford before also converting a penalty in their 4-2 shoot-out triumph.

The Gunners have won all their Europa League games so far while Tottenham have struggled in the Champions League.

Alli's news comes as a boost after a hard few days for Tottenham, which has seen them announce that they will not move into their rebuilt stadium until January at the earliest, Pochettino declare he has never felt unhappier at the club and the team lose 1-0 to Manchester City at Wembley on Monday night.


Last season's runners-up Arsenal triumphed 2-1 the last time they faced Spurs in the EFL Cup back in 2015, Mathieu Flamini settling matters with a brace.

Mauricio Pochettino could have a huge boost for the clash, as BBC Sport expect Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen to return to the Spurs starting line-up.

After beating Blackpool last night, Arsenal's Unai Emery said, "Yes, I knew this rivalry".

"But we are going to play against them in the Premier League or like now in the Carabao Cup and I am going to research a lot of information about this".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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