No, this isn’t the Premier League, but two of English football’s big clubs — Arsenal and Southampton — will face off on Nov. 30 in the quarterfinal of the EFL Cup. Only one team will advance to the semis, so tune in to watch.
With Arsenal finding success in both the Premier League and the Champions League this season, can they add the EFL Cup to their potential titles? Or have they spread themselves too thin? These questions may be given a heartbreaking answer when they host their bitter foes, Southampton, at Emirates Stadium. This Nov. 30 clash is set for 2:45 PM ET so don’t miss a thrilling second.
Fans who want to watch this match can do so via bEIN Sport Connect, according to Arsenal’s official website. They better make sure to enter in their cable information. CLICK HERE TO WATCH ARSENAL VS. SOUTHAMPTON
Southampton has a history of ruining the Gunners’ party. Prior to their last win over Southampton in September, Arsenal had gone three games without beating The Saints, according to the Evening Standard. Southampton also won the last EFL Cup meeting between these two, even though Arsene Wenger, 67, fielded a side consisting of Jack Wilshere, 24, Santi Cazorla, 31, and Alexis Sanchez, 27. A lot has changed in a year, and with Arsenal tied for first place in their Champions League group and just three points behind first-place Chelsea in the Premier League, it’s a squad that is definitely top notch.
Southampton goes into this match with a major setback. Sofiane Boufal, 23, is doubtful for the game, according to the International Business Times. Sofiane was out of the 1-0 victory over Everton, which caused manager Claude Puel, 55, to make some last minute changes.
“Sofiane Bufal felt a pain…so it was not possible for him [to play,]” Claude said, “but we will see for the next game against Arsenal.” Without Sofiane, Claude played Josh Sims alongside Charlie Austin, 27, and Nathan Redmond, 22. Josh and Charlie made the most of the opportunity, as the former set up the latter for the victory point. Can they do it again against the Gunners and eliminate Arsenal from the EFL Cup?
Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Do you think the Gunners will hit the mark or will the Saints’ performance be divine?