Date: 2nd November 2009 at 11:06am
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As we all know, Arsenal fans love the Carling cup, it brings us a chance to see some (cheaper) uninhibited football played by the future of Arsenal football club, yet amidst the euphoria of this weekend’s crushing North London derby victory, the draw for the quarter finals of the Carling cup has passed us (well me at least) by.

So, better late than never.

It was always on the cards that we’d be taking a trip back to the Eastlands so soon after the controversial defeat in which Adebayor’s actions cost him a three match suspension and a couple of hours pay. And so it proved to be the case.

The game promises to be a tasty one, even more so considering what when on the last time the two teams met. Any sensible manager (especially one with the resources of City) might look to leave Adebayor out of the team to keep things from boiling over, but Hughes doesn’t strike me as the kind of guy who takes anything into consideration, and if I’m being honest, I really want Adebuymemore back on that field.

Robin van Persie also seems to be smelling a hint of revenge in the air.

‘I want to play in that one. I’d love to play. If the boss decides to let me play, I’m happy,’ said Van Persie.

‘It will be a good game because Man City have a good side. If we can find the right mix – like we did in the last round against Liverpool we’ve a big chance of winning.’

Carling cup quarter final draw in full:
Blackburn v Chelsea
Man City v Arsenal
Man Utd v Tottenham
Portsmouth v Aston Villa