Carabao Cup: Arsenal hold Chelsea in semi-final

  • Carabao Cup: Arsenal hold Chelsea in semi-final

Carabao Cup: Arsenal hold Chelsea in semi-final

Relegated to the sixth place and recently eliminated from the FA Cup by a Premiership club, a final at Wembley stadium would be a bonanza for Wenger's squad that has been struggling the last few weeks. "We deserve to be here and it will be a tough game against Arsenal", said Conte in the pre-match presser.

"If I think he can help the team to win, then that is nothing to do with the fact he can be punished separately, individually". "I am pleased with the spirit and determination", Wenger told sky Sports.

Wilshere tried to play on after the initial pain but he was forced off less than 60 seconds later and Arsenal fans will understandably be anxious given his injury track record. Overall I believe that it is of course a good opportunity for us to go to Wembley where we want to go.

We couldn't score in the last 20 minutes there, where there were opportunities that we didn't use well, but overall we now have a job to do at home and we will do it.

Arsenal will play their semi-final second-leg with Chelsea at the Emirates on January 24, which will be their fifth meeting of the campaign.

It was a game of limited chances but Alexandre Lacazette went close from Jack Wilshere's through ball, while Victor Moses also threatened. We live with facts, not with psychological theories and the fact is when you turn out on the pitch you play football and you give 100 per cent.

The mouthwatering London derby featuring Chelsea and Arsenal takes place for the second time already this calendar year 2018.

"You have to accept as well when you play so many games, and Sanchez plays every game, that sometimes a breather in the middle of the season helps them a little bit".