Arsenal vs AFC WimbledonEFL Cup, KO: 19:45 Sep 22, 2021, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal look to continue their resurgence as they face AFC Wimbledon at the Emirates Stadium in the third round of the Carabao Cup. The Gunners are clear favourites heading into this fixture and are backed to have too much for the English League One team.
Arsenal head onto Wednesday’s third round clash off the back of a 1-0 victory over Burnley in the Premier League. They rode their luck a few times but a first half free-kick from Martin Odegaard was enough to earn them the win.
After a slow start to the season, Arsenal appear to be slowly turning the corner and have won three of their last four matches across all competitions. Among their wins in that run is a 6-0 victory over West Brom in the previous round of the Carabao Cup with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting a hat-trick.
Arsenal’s improvement can be attributed to their recent improvement at the back. Mikel Arteta's men have kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches across all competitions.
Wimbledon came through the two previous rounds of the Carabao Cup before booking a place in Wednesday’s fixture. They overcame Charlton Athletic and Northampton Town with both matches ending 1-0.
Mark Robinson’s men have been in good form lately with three wins from their last four matches. However, the League One team may struggle to make the step up against an Arsenal side playing two tiers above them.
Wimbledon travel to the Emirates off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle in a Championship fixture on Saturday.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Arsenal have a 13-8 advantage with seven draws from 28 previous matches against Wimbledon. The Gunners claimed a 3-1 victory in the last meeting between both teams during the 1999/00 season.
Players to watch
Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang netted a hat-trick in the previous round against West Brom and could be the one to watch for Arsenal. The striker is priced at 1/2 by bet365 to score anytime.
Arsenal’s backline has looked a lot better in recent weeks with three clean sheets in their last four matches. Callum Chambers and Rob Holding started at centre-back in the win over West Brom and both men can lead the Gunners to another clean sheet at 8/11 with betfair.
Anything else catch the eye?
Arsenal have won to nil in three of their last four matches and could be set for a repeat at 8/11 with Paddy Power. Having claimed a 6-0 victory over West Brom in the previous round, a -1 handicap for the Gunners can also be backed at 11/10 with betfair.
Arsenal are also likely to win both halves at 15/13 with Sport Nation.
This EFL Cup match between Arsenal and AFC Wimbledon will be played on Sep 22, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.