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Arsenal handed plum Carabao Cup quarter-final draw with home tie vs League One Sunderland while Brentford host Chelsea

, Arsenal handed plum Carabao Cup quarter-final draw with home tie vs League One Sunderland while Brentford host Chelsea

ARSENAL will host Sunderland in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup.

The Black Cats are the lowest-ranked team left in the competition – and the only club not in the Premier League of the last eight.

Mikel Arteta will surely be pleased with drawing Sunderland at home

Elsewhere in the draw there are two London derbies as West Ham travel to Tottenham.

Brentford host Chelsea as they look to make the Carabao Cup semi-finals for a second year running.

And Jurgen Klopp will continue his search for a first domestic cup with Liverpool – Leicester are the visitors to Anfield.

The games are due to take place on the week of December 20.

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Arsenal overcame Leeds in a comfortable 2-0 win on Tuesday to progress to the quarter-finals.

And though Mikel Arteta will fancy his chances against Sunderland, manager Lee Johnson will not make it easy for the Gunners.

 

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The former Bristol City boss has form for producing upsets in this competition, having beaten Manchester United with the Robins in the 2017-18 League Cup at the quarter-final stage.

And the Sunderland boss was hoping for a tie at the Emirates.

Speaking after the win over QPR in the previous round, Johnson said: “I’d love to have Arsenal away or Tottenham away if not that.

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“And then we’ll wait for the really big guns when it’s two legs.”

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