The Gunners here in the Tavern are losing confidence as they continue to chase down their goal of Champions League football.
Arsenal have been far from their best so far this season, with key men going missing, and inconsistency constantly haunting the side, as they continue to underwhelm the Emirates faithful.
However, with them looking distant in the league it creates the opportunity to focus their efforts on cup competitions. Having won a domestic cup 3 times in the past 4 years, Arsene Wenger will have his eyes set firmly on a fourth.
Their opponents in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup are David Moyes and his new side West Ham, an opponent that held Arsenal to a goalless draw at the Olympic Stadium almost a week ago.
With some of the Arsenal first-team regulars looking less than convincing, this could provide the opportunity for some of the youngsters that featured in previous rounds to grace the competition once again.
After a win last time out, Arsenal will be hoping to build on their momentum as they look to reach the next round.
With that said, if Wenger picks this Arsenal XI, West Ham will surely get knocked out of the Carabao Cup…