Aston Villa supporters may claim their clash with Birmingham City is the tie of the third round in the Capital One Cup this week but everybody knows that the biggest story at this stage is Tottenham Hotspur being drawn against their North London foes Arsenal with the game taking place tomorrow evening.
With Spurs having gotten all the way to the League Cup Final where they were eventually defeated by Chelsea last season, Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be looking to go one better this term and what better incentive than to go out and defeat their less than friendly neighbours to kick it all off.
For Arsenal on the other hand, Arsene Wenger has failed to win the trophy, most infamously failing in the 2011 Carling Cup Final to Birmingham City.
Although always significant whenever these two North London rivals meet, the game has taken on extra significance for the Gunners following their two recent high profile losses to both Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League and Chelsea in the Premier League at the weekend.
With Olivier Giroud, Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla all having seen red over those two games, Arsenal need to keep their discipline against Tottenham while producing a positive result for morale and momentum if anything.
That said, Arsene Wenger is expected to tinker with the line-up once again with a hugely important Premier League game away at Leicester City taking place on Saturday.
To spice things up ahead of the League Cup derby meeting, we’ve devised a list of five current Tottenham players who could do a job for Arsenal right now.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 Tottenham players who would flourish at Arsenal.