Buoyed by an outstanding last two weeks in the Premier League, West Ham United will face off against London rivals Arsenal for the second time in a week in the Carabao EFL Cup quarterfinals.
David Moyes has the Hammers on an upswing, and they will hope to frustrate Arsene Wenger’s up and down talented side for yet another match in such a short period. With Manuel Lanzini’s appeal for his called dive on Saturday vs Stoke City denied, the Argentine playmaker is suspended for tonight’s fixture at the Emirates Stadium.
With Lanzini out, Moyes has chosen to given a few young players chances to shine in a Cup quarterfinal tie, as Domingos Quina and Declan Rice are given surprise starts on the evening. Javier Hernandez makes his return to a starting lineup for the Hammers.
For Arsenal, the will play a mostly second team squad, as the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Alexander Lacazette and Petr Cech are not selected by Arsene Wenger tonight.
Enjoy this quarterfinal fixture!