Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon prediction: How will Carabao Cup fixture play out today?

Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon prediction: How will Carabao Cup fixture play out today?
Everything you need to know ahead of the third round clash

Arsenal welcome AFC Wimbledon to the Emirates Stadium for a London derby in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Mikel Arteta’s side have begun to string together a couple of good results after surviving a trip to Burnley on Saturday.

With a fixture against Tottenham this weekend looming, Arteta may look to rotate.

Mark Robinson’s Wimbledon are seventh in League One and will look to trouble their Premier League opposition – they have already scored 15 league goals this season.

Here’s all the information you need before the fixture.

When is it?

The match will kick off at 7:45pm BST on Wednesday 22 September at the Emirates Stadium.

How can I watch?

The game will not be shown live on television in the United Kingdom, though highlights can be seen on Quest from 10.30pm BST on Wednesday 22 September.

What is the team news?

Bernd Leno could come back into the Arsenal side for this encounter, with the German seemingly displaced by Aaron Ramsdale from Mikel Arteta’s preferred Premier League side. Nuno Tavares may start, as might Folarin Balogun. Emile Smith-Rowe and Thomas Partey are doubts, leaving Arteta with a slight issue in midfield with Granit Xhaka still suspended and Mohamed Elneny also out.

For Wimbledon, there could be a return for left-back Paul Osew, though Paul Kalambiyi has been ruled out for six weeks. Scottish Watford loanee Dapo Mebude could lead the line.

Predicted line-ups

Arsenal — Leno; Chambers, Holding, Mari; Cedric, Nakamba, Maitland-Niles, Tavares; Balogun, Lacazette, Martinelli.

AFC Wimbledon — Tzanev; Lawrence, Charles, Heneghan, Osew; Marsh, Woodyard; Chislett, McCormick, Assal; Mebude


Arsenal: 1/9

Draw: 17/2

AFC Wimbledon: 28/1


Arsenal beat a callow West Brom 6-0 in the previous round and while a repeat scoreline would be a surprise, Arteta’s side should advance in reasonable comfort. Arsenal 3-1 Wimbledon