As much as everyone’s competing to win the glory, Carabao Cup is an opportunity to test some extraordinary talents from the academy.
During Arsene Wenger’s reign, the Gunners are known to give many academy products the opportunity to show what they are up to, whether they are good enough to lay claim for a place in the first-team squad or not.
Since Emery took charge from the Frenchman, most of the brilliant players from the Hale end academy have been sent out on loan to other clubs. However, some are still available for selection in tonight’s encounter against Brentford.
Though Emery admitted the importance of the Carabao Cup to his team, he has reportedly revealed to start some youngsters in the game that would be played at the Emirate stadium.
Rob Holding is one of the youngsters tipped to be named in the team’s first XI and the former PSG manager has promised the player more game-time in subsequent matches, should he impress in tonight’s encounter.
According to Emery, there is a need to make some changes to his team, so, it is likely to see the young player getting a place in team’s lineup against the Bees.
Rob holding could be given much action on the pitch as the season progresses, that’s according to the three-time Europa League winner Unai Emery.
Other youngsters who could feature in the must-win clash include Smith-Rowe and Eddie Nketiah.