Arsenal young star Bukayo Saka will square up against Super Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho in the Carabao Cup third round come September 22 it has been revealed.
Draw for the remaining second round ties and third round fixtures were dished out on Sunday with Saka’s Arsenal pitched against Leicester City where the Super Eagles duo hold sway.
Saka who was recently nominated for EPL young player award is looking forward to the event billed for September 8 while gearing up towards the new premier league season that kicks of September 12.
Leicester who were semifinalist of last year’s edition will no doubt be hoping to go beyond that feat and will no doubt be fighting to finish against Arsenal who are going into the new season and Carabao cup fresh from victories in the FA Cup and the Community Shield respectively.
Holders Manchester City will face either Bournemouth or Crystal Palace while Chelsea will face one of Middlesbrough or Barnsley.
Should Pep Guardiola’s side win the competition, it will mean they have won the competition four years in a row. Final of this year’s edition will be played at the Wembley on February 28 2021
THE CARABAO CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW IN FULL
Bradford or Lincoln v Liverpool
Bristol City or Northampton v Burton Albion or Aston Villa
Morecambe or Oldham v Newcastle or Blackburn
Reading or Luton v Manchester United
Derby or Preston v Brighton or Bournemouth
Ipswich or Fulham v Rochdale or Sheffield Wednesday
Manchester City v Bournemouth or Crystal Palace
Millwall or Cheltenham v Burnley or Sheffield United
Chelsea v Middlesbrough or Barnsley
Wolves or Stoke v Gillingham or Coventry
Leicester City v Arsenal
West Brom or Harrogate Town v Southampton or Brentford
Newport or Cambridge v Oxford or Watford
Fleetwood Town or Port Vale v Everton or Salford City
Leyton Orient or Portsmouth v Tottenham
West Ham or Charlton v Leeds United or Hull City