McPhillips rues red card after Blackpool threaten Arsenal in Carabao Cup

McPhillips rues red card after Blackpool threaten Arsenal in Carabao Cup

McPhillips rues red card after Blackpool threaten Arsenal in Carabao Cup

Arsenal hosted Blackpool in the fifth round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night with Unai Emery naming a young team.

The Gunners will also be without Konstantinos Mavropanos and Laurent Koscielny, as the wait for the duo goes on.

Arsenal won 2-1, but the match ended far closer than expected as Blackpool pushed for a late comeback, thanks in part to a red card received by Matteo Guendozi.

Emery insists the youngster was unlucky to see red.

However, the Gunners could receive a fitness boost in the form of Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac.

For months now, Liverpool have been tipped as the side most likely to sign Ramsey, with some claiming that the Reds would move to sign the 27-year-old in January by paying a premium and steal a march on rivals.

However, Salah struggled to break into the team at Stamford Bridge, and spent time in Italy with Fiorentina and Roma before finally arriving at Anfield last summer.

Liverpool are the 21/20 favourites to record what would be an historic win this weekend, however Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 13 matches in all competitions, and can be backed at 13/5 to register all three points, whereas a draw is available at 29/10.

Arsenal host Tottenham in the Premier League on December 2, meaning the London rivals will meet twice within the span of a few weeks.

The defender has been an important part of Arsenal's squad this season, delivering four assists in 10 Premier League contests.

Merson believes Emery, who guided Arsenal to an 11-game winning streak to start the season, will eventually get it right, though.

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