VAR to be used for Carabao Cup semi-finals

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Arsenal’s 1-0 win over West Ham on Tuesday sent us through to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.

The subsequent draw means we’ll face London rivals Chelsea in a two-legged affair, and the two games will see VAR (Video Assistant Referee) being used.

It won’t be its first implementation, with the FA Cup third round clash between Brighton and Crystal Palace earmarked for that, but it will certainly add something to what’s already promising to be an interesting encounter.

The system is being used in the Bundesliga and Serie A, and it seems inevitable that it will become part and parcel of football in the future.

The date and times of the fixtures were confirmed earlier today. The first leg takes place on January 10th at Stamford Bridge, with the second at the Emirates on January 24th.

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