Arsenal host AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.
The game comes just after the Gunners’ 1-0 victory at Turf Moor over Burnley this weekend.
Martin Odegaard’s sublime free-kick gave Arsenal the victory to help them record back-to-back wins following the 1-0 over Norwich City the week before.
Despite a North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur to be waited for next weekend, boss Mikel Arteta insisted the “only priority” for now is to beat AFC Wimbledon in the cup.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, he said: “I am really happy to hear that [tickets sales are positive for the AFC Wimbledon match, currently at approx. 48,000] Because the boys are really looking forward to playing Emirates in the Cup again, winning this game is the only priority right now and then we can think about Spurs and how special it is. “
Here’s everything you need to know before the game.
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How to watch Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon on UK TV
Manchester United’s game against West Ham has been chosen to be broadcast live on Sky Sports on Wednesday evening.
This means Arsenal fans will have to wait to see the highlights of the game, with Carabao Cup on Quest airing on Wednesday 22 September at 10:30 p.m.
Highlights will also be free to watch on Discovery +.
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Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon team news
Granit Xhaka remains banned following his red card against Manchester City.
The Swiss midfielder tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty, but has resumed training and is therefore expected to be available for the weekend’s game against Spurs.
Kieran Tierney was forced out against Burnley after suffering cramps while Mohamed Elneny could also miss with a hamstring injury.
AFC Wimbledon will be without Paul Kalambayi after the center-back suffered a quad injury in the Papa John’s 5-3 Trophy match against Portsmouth.
Jack Rudoni recovered from a muscle injury and trained with the AFC Wimbledon team on Tuesday, with Ollie Palmer, who is also aiming to be involved after a calf injury.