This is a tough draw, but the Gunners feel like Giant killers after taking down Chelsea with ease this past weekend. Arsene Wenger’s men scored five goals and blazed their way past the blues.
Now with the morale shift they are on their way up and the taste of the bad start is being cleansed from the supporters pallets.
The Arsenal midfield is starting to mesh and this is helping Robin Van Persie make a big statement up front.
The Dutchman had a hat trick and showed how on fire he is. He scored his 28th goal in 27 Premier League appearances.
The captain is very needed for the match against the Carling Cup, but a trophy is on the line and Wenger knows he needs to end the drought.
After falling in the Carling Cup final to Birmingham last season, the competition is one that they want to win.
With Arsenal, they always appear to be fighting on multiple fronts and seemingly always collapse.
This time around, Arsenal has a determination to prove that this season is not lost after they lost former captain Cesc Fabregas and French playmaker Samir Nasri.
The Gunners know that they will be fighting to prove that Arsene Wenger’s tactics have not being growing stale and that they are still a quality team.
The season seems to be turning around, and after the Chelsea win, a victory against Manchester City in the Carling Cup quarterfinals is the perfect thing to make the statement to get prove how far they have come.