Arsenal have been drawn against Doncaster Rovers in the third round of Carabao Cup.
The Gunners will take on the League One side at the Emirates during the week commencing September 18th after the draw was made in China in the early hours of this morning.
Carabao is a popular energy drink in Asia, hence the draw taking placing there, with an EFL spokesperson saying, “We understand that not everyone will agree on the timing of the draw, but in staging it this way it will give the competition both the maximum exposure in the UK, Chinese and South East Asian markets.
“Mmmmm, Carabao is so delicious. Scrumptious, lovely Carabao. It’s good for what ails ya.”
Arsenal do have a relatively recent history with Doncaster, beating them in the same competition (although then it was the Carling Cup) back in December 2005. We were on the brink of being knocked out before a 120th minute Gilberto Silva goal sent the game into a penalty shoot-out which we won.
This draw will, at least, give an opportunity to some of the youth players who have impressed during pre-season.
Other fixtures in the third round include ahhh who gives a shite? and Couldn’t care less versus I’m not even arsed to look it up.