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The 18-year-old Arsenal prodigy who could make his debut against Sunderland

The talented youngster causes enormous excitement both within the club's walls and inevitably in the fan base (Author: Gardener)

18-year-oldCharlie Patino seems to have outgrown football under 23 despite his 18 years of age. Hype rarely helps in football, but sometimes it's just impossible to suppress. Fans are not blind, and in the modern world there is seldom a lack of video clips or compilations of a young talent rising up at a big club. These days fans know what's coming largely because they can see it for themselves either by watching entire academy games or, what is much more likely, stumbling across a compressed clip on social media. Such is the case of the wonderfully talented Charlie Patino, an Arsenal youngster who is causing tremendous excitement both inside the club's walls and inevitably among the fan base. At the time of writing, a clip of Patino's goal against Manchester United under 23 in September was viewed 1.4 million times on Twitter and retweeted around 5,000 times. The reason is easy to see: Patino wins the ball with a sliding tackle, slaloms past two defenders, fools another, and then lets the ball slide over the United goalkeeper. For those new to Patino, that goal and his other accomplishments this season were enough to make people sit up and take notice. For those who had seen him before or heard the whisper from the club's Hale End academy, this was simply further proof that he can be the newest gem to jump from youth to first team. At the age of 18, Patino seems to have outgrown football under the age of 23. Arsenal obviously see it the same way: in the past few months he has trained as much with the senior team as he has with the youth. In a closed-door friendly against Brentford earlier this season, Patino played for an hour with a side filled with first-team regulars, including Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe. On Tuesday night, after another meeting with Mikel Arteta's side earlier this week, he was called on the bench for the first time when Arsenal faced Sunderland in the Carabao Cup. Joining a matchday squad marks the next big step in Patino's Arsenal journey, which began in 2015 when he was signed by Luton Town (the club he supports) for a compensation fee of around £ 10,000. The size of the investment for such a young player was an indication of his obvious quality: the scout who spotted Patino told Goal that the midfielder is the best youth player he has ever seen. Patino's arrival at Arsenal was something of a coup as Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur also vied for his signature. It helped Arsenal that he grew up in London Colney, just off the club's training ground. Since joining Arsenal, Patino has consistently played above his age group. For example, some teenagers gamble a year high because their bodies develop early. Instead, Patino's game is based on intelligence and technical ability. There is a distinct Spanish influence on Patino's play, which reflects his upbringing. His father grew up in Spain and Patino said he "always appreciated this Spanish style of play". Earlier this year he named Santi Cazorla, Cesc Fabregas and Arteta as his favorite players in his youth and Telegraph Sport knows the Spanish Football Federation is aware of Patino's progress. A commercial deal with Adidas was yet another indication of Patino's rising profile within the game, and Arsenal can be expected to put another deal on the table soon. As for his promotion to the first team, the long-term plan for breakthrough was next season. He's ahead of schedule once again, helped by the lack of real depth in the central midfield of Arteta's squad. There is uncertainty about the long-term futures of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Mohamed Elneny and the situation means that if Arsenal could pick a position where an excitingly talented youngster emerges from the academy it would certainly be the central midfield. There are similarities here with Bukayo Saka, another Arsenal Academy graduate. No one can say for sure if a young player will keep his promise and it would be extremely foolish to predict that Patino will make a huge impact on the first team this season. What is clear, however, is that patino has considerable potential.

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Carabao Cup result, final score and reaction

Arsenal vs Sunderland LIVE: Carabao Cup Results, Final Standings and Reaction - Relive the reactions of the Gunners as the Gunners advanced to the Carabao Cup semi-finals (Author: Gardener)

Final Standings and Reaction - ReliveA first senior team hat trick for Eddie Nketiah led Arsenal to a comfortable win over Sunderland and into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. The substitute striker has reportedly turned down a new contract at the Emirates Stadium and is without a contract this summer but shone with a 5-1 win in which Charlie Patino also met on his first-team debut Nicolas Pepe doubled the lead during the In form Nathan Broadhead scored his sixth goal in six games to retract one for the Black Cats before half-time, any danger of shock was cleared within 13 minutes of the second half as Nketiah delivered two smart finishes and Patino came up with a late fifth Space off the bench to add the shine. Relive the reactions from the Emirates: Eddie Nketiah lights his arsenal flame with the poacher's hat-trick against Sunderland 10:08 p.m. and Gabriel Martinelli steps into the spotlight, but tonight at least the flame was rekindled. While the 22-year-old has never established himself as a reliable starter in Mikel Arteta's starting XI, he has always proven to be an artful and voracious poacher who can bundle the ball home with an instinctive lunge like a sublime flick. He proved both in abundance against Sunderland when Arsenal drove to a 5-1 victory in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. After Nketiah had only 38 minutes in the Premier League this season - the cause and effect of his desire to leave his youth club in search of more regular football - it would have been understandable if Nketiah's rhythm had gotten even a little out of step would. a hat trick against an admittedly inferior but no less determined Sunderland team offered the perfect show and was reminiscent of Nketiah's full repertoire. Eddie Nketiah sparked his Arsenal flame with a poacher hat-trick against Sunderland 21:56, Michael Jones Arsenal's match winner Eddie Nketiah spoke to Sky Sports after the game and talked about his hat-trick and whether he wants to stay in the Emirates. We could have played a lot better in the first half, but we improved in the second half and we scored more goals. “This competition is where I started. As long as I play for Arsenal, I'll give it my all. "9:50 pm, Michael Jones Eddie Nketiah has scored five goals in six games for Arsenal this season, all of them in three Carabao Cup games. He now has that competition Hit ten times in nine games, seven of them at the Emirates Stadium. 9:47 pm, Michael Jones Arsenal are the first team in the Carabao Cup semi-finals, but who will be there? The last three quarter-finals are tomorrow, all games start at 7.45pm and the semi-final tie after these games. What kind of games are those games? 21:38, Michael Jones 90 + 3 min .: A great night for Arsenal, as the first team to reach the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. Sunderland was in Resilient in the first half but Arsenal stepped up in the second, Eddie Nketiah scoring a hat-trick and Charlie Patino scoring a goal on his senior debut when Arsenal brushed Sunderland aside in the League Cup 21:34, Michael Jones 90 + 1 min: One goal on debut! Martinelli plays the ball from the left in and gives it to Xhaka. He sends a diagonal ball to Pepe, who carries him into the box. Patino rushes towards the six-yard box and hits Pepe's pass just in time to knock him past the goalkeeper into the net! Arsenal have five and 18 year old Charlie Patino scores his first senior team goal for the Gunners! Martinelli reclaims the ball after a clearance from Sunderland and hits it with his chest at Xhaka. He brings a pass into the box for Tavares who controls the ball and circles Wright before banging a left-footed shot wide over the bar! 9:30 p.m., Michael Jones 86 min .: penalty scream! Martinelli kicks the ball into the box from the left and scores a pass for Nketiah. Doyle walks over and appears to hit the Arsenal forward, who goes down as the ball rolls out of play. 21:28, Michael Jones 83 min .: Just like in the first half, Sunderland has wrested some momentum from Arsenal. 21:23, Michael Jones 80 min .: What a moment for Charlie Patino, who makes his Senir debut for Arsenal at the age of 18. 21:21, Michael Jones 78 min .: Yellow card for Bailey Wright, who pounces deep in his own half on Gabriel Martinelli. He misses the ball and cleans up the Arsenal winger. Cedric whips the free kick into the penalty area, but Burge hits it in the air and hits the ball clear. 21:18, Michael Jones 75 mins: A chance for Sunderland to make a difference at the other end of the field when Gooch is brought down by Cedric on the left wing. Pritchard takes the free kick and shoots directly on goal, but sends it into the hands of Leno. 21:17, Michael Jones 72 min .: More changes by Mikel Arteta. Gabriel replaces Ben White on the defensive line and Gabriel Martinelli replaces Martin Odegaard. There's only one thing on Odegaard's mind as Arsenal wins a free kick just outside the box on the right. He tries the narrow gap at the near post, but rolls past the goal with his left foot! 21:12, Michael Jones 66 mins: You can now see the signs of fatigue among the Sunderland players. Arsenal play the ball with ease and mostly play in the guest half. Tavares is played on the left and his flank meets Nketiah, who fires a shot at Burge. Hume is having a hot time against Pepe on the right side of Arsenal. Pepe rushes past Sunderland's left-back and works the ball to the touchline. Odegaard waits in the penalty area and the ball comes to him. 21:05, Michael Jones 60 min .: Fast! Arsenal break out forward with Smith Rowe picking Tavares in space on the left. He brings the ball forward before sending a pass to Nketiah. He sinks the ball into the penalty area and tries to get it back with a run through the center of the defense, but Burge is quickly off his line and manages to choke the loose ball. 21:01, Michael Jones 58 min .: Hat-trick hero! Odegaard threads the ball into the box on the right, Pepe runs in behind Hume. He retrieves the ball and then blows the left defender to get into the penalty area. Nketiah drifts into the center of the box, Pepe sends him the ball and a backheel flick takes him past Burge to complete his hat trick. Sunderland almost gets one more back when Embleton receives the ball on the right wing, cuts inward on his left foot, and turns a try toward the far top corner. Leno reaches out and tips the ball on the post, where he bounces clearly! Folarin Balogun is taken from Mikel Arteta, Granit Xhaka comes on. 20:58, Michael Jones 52 mins: Eddie Nketiah has turned down a contract extension with Arsenal and will reportedly leave for free this summer. He has scored nine goals in nine league cup games for the Gunners. 20:53, Michael Jones 49 min: Great goal by the Gunners! Nuno Tavares brings the ball down on the left as Embleton comes over to take the ball. He slips into a tackle, but Tavares pushes the ball around him and drives into the box. He hits the ball towards the near post, where Nketiah pinches in front of Doyle and leads the ball past Burge to the third Arsenal! 20:51, Michael Jones 48 min .: Stewart is examined by the paramedics and jogs a little to show that he can continue playing. Denver Hume plays as a left-back in a back four, with Winchester and Gooch being pushed further forward into midfield. 8.49 p.m., Michael Jones kick-off: Sunderland gets the game going again. The Black Cats hit the ball up at Stewart, who collides with Balogun and rolls over his ankle. 8:42 pm, Michael Jones Arsenal looked in complete control this half until Nathan Broadhead scored to 2-1. Sunderland then stormed forward and the Gunners seemed to lose all confidence behind them. He took a punch and Lee Johnson decided not to risk it in the second half. 20:34, Michael Jones 45 + 3 min .: Arsenal have conceded their first goal in the Carabao Cup this season, but lead to a goal with two at halftime. It looked like the Gunners would run away with the game after goals from Eddie Nketiah and Nicolas Pepe, but Nathan Broadhead got the guests one back and kept them in the game. 8.31 p.m., Michael Jones 45 min .: three minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half. The striker will be replaced by Denver Hume at halftime. 20:30, Michael Jones 43 min .: Save! 20:30, Michael Jones 43 min .: Save! Cedric puts in another flank from the right wing and finds Pepe, who flings her towards the rear post. The ball is cleared until Emile Smith Rowe hits one of the volleys and forces Lee Burge to make a sharp save to his right! 20:26, Michael Jones 40 min .: Mikel Arteta looks a bit worried on the sidelines when Odegaard locates Pepe in the penalty area. Cedric helps out again with an overlapping run and Pepe pushes the ball to him. The right full-back hits a cross, but Wright makes it first, clearing the threat to Sunderland. Sunderland wins a free kick, who swings Pritchard right into the box. 20:21, Michael Jones 34 mins: The momentum is now at Sunderland. You win back-to-back corners, with the second from the right being flown in. Stewart wins the first header but can't generate enough force to reach the goal. He knocks the ball to the ground and Smith Rowe lifts it up for the Gunners. 20:16, Michael Jones 31 min .: game is on! Nice gate of Sunderland. Pritchard gets the ball pushed away by an Arsenal man in midfield before sliding around Elneny and squirting the ball at Stewart. Sunderland has a two-on-one game and Embleton pulls in White before passing it on to Broadhead in the penalty area. Leno comes out to bring him down, but the Sunderland striker lifts the ball over the goalkeeper and finds the back of the net! 20:13, Michael Jones 27 min .: Trouble for Sunderland! Odegaard plays the ball in the right inner channel to Pepe. He waits for Cedric to bomb forward at the overlap before giving him the ball. Cedric carries it towards the byline, attracting a number of Sunderland defenders before cutting it back to Pepe in the box. Pepe has time to find his way around before firing a powerful left shot on target, leaving Burge no chance of parrying him. 20:12, Michael Jones 26 min .: Nice game from Sunderland when Doyle Broadhead selects with a through pass. The striker takes the ball in the Arsenal box but drops it with Pritchard when he gets into trouble. Gooch comes forward on the left wing and takes the ball. Callum Doyle passes the ball deep in his own half to Pepe. Pepe passes a pass to Smith Rowe, who passes the ball to Balogun on the left side of the box. Balogun tries to steer the ball into the lower corner, but his side foot is blocked by Burge. 20:08, Michael Jones 23 min .: Chance! 20:08, Michael Jones 23 min .: Chance! 20:08, Michael Jones 23 min .: Chance! 20:08, Michael Jones 23 min .: Chance! Arsenal are a big threat for the future, Sunderland will have to hold out as long as possible, another goal for the home side would be a killer. Pepe brings the ball over Arsenal's right wing and Cedric offers an option on the overlap. The defender gets the ball and he whips a good cross over and takes out Balogun. 20:06, Michael Jones 20 min .: Eddie Nketiah has scored in each of his last three league cup games and has now scored five goals in his last five cup games at the Emirates Stadium. 20:04, Michael Jones 17 minutes: Arsenal take the lead! You win a free kick to the right of Sunderland's box and Martin Odegaard delivers it into the box. It is floated to the rear post where Lee Burge comes out to knock it for a corner. The corner is lashed into the center of the box and Rob Holding breaks his marker to win the ball in the air. He sends a powerful header on goal, but Burge jumps to the right and holds it out with a strong right hand. Unfortunately for Sunderland, the ball bounces high for Eddie Nketiah, who kneels it into the net from close range! 20:00, Michael Jones 15 min .: Close! 20:00, Michael Jones 15 min .: Close! 20:00, Michael Jones 15 min .: Close! A speed syringe on the left passes the ball to Smith Rowe, who sets it down to Balogun before Tavares flies forward and pulls the ball into the box. Instead, the ball loops up and hits the crossbar before bouncing off friendly for Pepe. He rolls the ball onto his left foot but shoots high over the goal. 19:57, Michael Jones 12 mins: Some nice passing games from Sunderland in the middle of the pitch allow Carl Winchester to get in on the right wing behind Tavares. The ball is threaded into him and he drives towards Arsenal. Nathan Broadhead runs between the two center-backs, but Holding intercepts the ball when Winchester passes it into the box. 19:55, Michael Jones 9 min .: Smith Rowe intercepts a pass in the middle of the field and tries to carry the ball into the last third of Sunderland. He works up the field but is cut off by Wright and given a free kick. Rob Holding changes play with a pass to Pepe on the right wing. He brings the ball under control but there are no options for him in the penalty area and instead he passes it inside before Arsenal retreat. 19:52, Michael Jones 6 min .: Pepe runs in behind Lynden Gooch when Ben White fires a diagonal ball at him. Pepe knocks the ball down and walks towards the penalty area, but the offside flag goes high. Sunderland's Alex Pritchard takes the ball on the edge of the Arsenal box, takes it around a defender and blocks a shot, but leaves Bernd Leno with a simple save. 19:48, Michael Jones 3 min .: Folarin Balogun gets the ball on the left side for Arsenal and he drives up the inner channel towards the penalty area. Nketiah runs into the box from a central position, but Balogun loses possession thanks to a well-timed tackle from Bailey Wright just outside the box. 7.46 p.m., Michael Jones kick-off: The Gunners kick off the game with a long ball to Emile Smith Rowe on the left. He hits the ball to Eddie Nketiah, who is closed and forced to send the ball back to Nuno Tavares. Arsenal vs Sunderland: Here come the teams 19:42, Michael Jones The players make their way onto the pitch. Can League One's Sunderland shock Arsenal and the Carabao Cup semi-finals? 19:38, Michael Jones The players warmed up at the Emirates Stadium before kick-off at 7.45 p.m. Sunderland have not lost a League Cup game since August 2018 when they lost 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday. Since then, they have won six and drawn three of their nine games, with both eliminations being on penalties. 7:35 p.m., Michael Jones Sunderland wants to reach the League Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2013/14. The Black Cats have played their last three League Cup away games against London clubs, a run that ended with a 3. started -2 ​​win at Arsenal in November 2002. Arsenal vs Sunderland: Arsenal will not use the Covid mayhem as an excuse for losing form 19:32, Michael Jones Arsenal will not use the ongoing Covid interruption as an excuse for losing form, says manager Mikel Arteta. The Gunners were one of the clubs that did the best in the recent Premier League outbreak and decimated the schedule along the way. Their 4-1 win at Leeds was the only top-spot game to survive on Saturday as the win ensured Arsenal would be in the top four at Christmas. Arsenal won't use Covid chaos as an excuse for losing shape, Mikel Arteta insists 7:28 p.m. this tenure. They most recently had a sustained series of goals scored in competition without a response, with a run of 15 between the 1987 final against Liverpool and their 1987-88 semi-final second leg against Everton. 7:25 pm, Michael Jones Arsenal have been unbeaten in their last eleven games with Sunderland since losing 2-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup in February 2012 - eight wins, three draws -. This is the first meeting of the teams since May 2017 in which the Gunners triumphed 2-0 in the Premier League. Arsenal vs Sunderland: Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has the greatest respect for Arsenal despite "father banter" 19:20 An outfit for Arteta's Arsenal in Tuesday's Carabao Cup quarter-finals that unwittingly drew the ire of part of the Gunners fan base with an ironic suggestion that he would like to play in the last eight against the North London club. Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has the greatest respect for Arsenal despite the "dad banter" at 7:15 pm. After winning a penalty shootout against QPR, Johnson joked, “I would love to have Arsenal away, or Tottenham, if not that [in the neighborhood]. And then we wait for the really big guns when it comes to two legs. ”Now Johnson can hardly wait for the game tonight and hopes that the traveling Sunderland fans can ensure a good mood. I think they are very fluid, they have a lot of young players and they have a good model. "They have recovered well from a bumpy start to the season and that just came through as they made it into the top 4." of the Premier League. “It's a great arena to play on Tuesday night. I think it will be a fair to large amount - I'm not sure of the exact numbers on the current Covid situation, but I know Arsenal rated it well and our guys are ready for it. 7:10 PM, Michael Jones There was talk of Albert Sambi Lokonga, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers potentially starting for the Gunners tonight, but the club has confirmed that all three players are out because they tested positive for Covid-19 became. Ainsley Maitland - Niles is another player who may be in the running tonight but is off the roster with a non-Covid-19 illness. 19:06, Michael Jones Eddie Nketiah has scored seven goals in eight league cup games for Arsenal, including four in his last four appearances at the Emirates Stadium. Nketiah recently turned down a contract extension to stay with Arsenal but whether he stays or leaves the 22-year-old will want to impress tonight. 6:59 pm Michael Jones Sunderland boss Lee Johnson talked about prioritizing the Carabao Cup over other knockout competitions this season, saying today's game is an opportunity to “get the club back on the Map ”. Johnson siad: I think you kind of have to choose your competitions, and we have a really good chance for the players on a great stage Papa John's Trophy this year in a very different way after winning last season, and we focused quite a lot on the Carabao Cup - something that worked to bring it to a really good occasion. “Despite my comments and bad dad jokes after the QPR game, this is going to be a really good stage for us as a football club to try and get back on the map a bit. It is one of the rare occasions that we go into a game as underdogs and the players will learn a lot from Tuesday - not only from the quality of Arsenal, but also to test ourselves against these elite teams. ”6:54 pm - Michael Jones Mikel Arteta embraces the changes as only Martin Odegaard and Ben White remain in Arsenal's starting line-up after Saturday's 4-1 win over Leeds. Bernd Leno returns in goal, Cedric Soares, Rob Holding and Nuno Tavares complete the defense. Next to Odegaard is Mohamed Elneny, while Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe, Eddie Nketiah and Folarin Balogun all start. Charlie Patino is the only new graduate from the academy to make it to the bank. Lee Johnson makes two changes to his Sunderland team, which faced Ipswich Town on Saturday. Lee Burge replaces Ron-Thorben Hoffmann in goal and Elliot John Embleton for the injured Leon Dajaku. 18:47, Michael Jones - Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 21, 2021 Lee Johnson's starting XI meets @Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium 🔐 #SAFC I #CarabaoCup - Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) December 21, 2021 Arsenal vs Sunderland: When is the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup? Time, TV station and How to Watch 18:40, Michael Jones The draw for the Carabao Cup semi-final will take place on Wednesday, a new winner is guaranteed to be crowned in February. Manchester City's stranglehold on the trophy was finally broken after four years as Pep Guardiola's team suffered a loss on penalties to West Ham in the fourth round. Sunderland is the worst remaining team. When does the Carabao Cup semi-final draw take place? Arsenal vs Sunderland: Arteta on the Covid situation 6:34 p.m., Michael Jones In his press conference before the game on Monday, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke about the current situation regarding Covid-19 and the possibility of having games canceled for a moment . It is very difficult for yourself and the way you have to do your job, it is very difficult for Vinai [Venkatesham - Arsenal Chairman of the Board] because he has a lot of meetings and a lot of responsibilities to try the interest of the club in the right way, it's difficult for the players, for myself, for the staff, because we don't really know who is available for what and we are all trying to help each other and too get the best of the situation. "We have to respect the decisions I made because we have to believe that those decisions are based, firstly, on the wellbeing of all of us, that we are involved, and secondly, because we have to protect the game, and that's important too. "[We need] to have a really positive attitude and your mindset needs to be ready that unpredictable things are going to happen - and stop complaining about anything that happens. But we also have to be prepared with plans B, C and D. "18:29, Michael Jones Mikel Arteta's side are the big favorites to advance to the semi-finals, although the Arsenal manager took this opportunity to take some of his early breaks Players and to give experience to some members of the youth team. 18 year old Academy graduate Charlie Patino is one of three young stars expected to make their A debut for the Gunners tonight in a draw against teams from the third or lower division, the only defeat to Bradford being in the 2012/13 quarter-finals 18:21, Michael Jones Today's game is the first of four Carabao Cup quarter-finals to be played in the next two. Tottenham meets West Ham tomorrow, Brentford meets Chelsea and Liverpool welcome Leicester to Anfield he League One is the only club that did not make it to the Premier League, Heach-Tra Iner Lee Johnson confirmed in a pre-game press conference that Leon Dajaku will be X-rayed after his injury against Ipswich Town and that there has been a positive Covid-19 test for an unnamed player in the Sunderland squad. Patino is said to be in action for Arsenal 18:19. Tom Kershaw Charlie Patino is the next Arsenal Academy graduate to follow in the footsteps of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe. We have to try to do this without losing the passion, energy and ability that he affects the game with the way he behaves on the pitch, he becomes his body, his speed, his technical ability to get away from you and you have to be careful because he can attack you one on one, he can attack your back, he can make movements away from the ball. 2:40 PM, Tom Kershaw Welcome to The Independent's live coverage as Arsenal host Sunderland in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Mikel Arteta's side have been in good shape lately, with three straight Premier League wins propelling the Gunners into the top four. The Spaniard is likely to switch line-ups tonight, with the club's focus firmly on a return to European football, although the Carabao Cup still offers a good chance of taking silver. Arsenal have benefited, at least in theory, from receiving the softest draw available, with Sunderland being by far the lowest team in the round of 16. However, Lee Johnson's side are now undefeated in their last seven League One games and will enjoy the chance to cause an upset in the Emirates.

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Eddie Nketiah rekindles his arsenal flame with the Poacher's hat trick

The England U21 international was used sparingly by Mikel Arteta and appeared to be on a free transfer this summer, but a brilliant performance will only light the way (Author: Gardener)

Eddie NketiahEddie Nketiah's Arsenal career seemed to be coming to a slow end this season, fading around the edges as his contract expires and Gabriel Martinelli steps into the spotlight, but tonight at least the flame has rekindled. The 22-year-old may never have established himself as a reliable starter in Mikel Arteta's starting XI, but he has always proven to be an artful and voracious poacher who can bundle the ball home with an instinctive lunge like a sublime flick. He proved both in abundance against Sunderland when Arsenal drove to a 5-1 victory in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. Having only had 38 minutes in the Premier League this season - the reason and consequence of his desire to leave his youth club in search of more regular football - it would have been understandable if Nketiah's rhythm was even a little out of step would be advisable. Instead, a hat trick against an admittedly inferior but no less determined Sunderland team offered the perfect show and was reminiscent of Nketiah's full repertoire. In an unsurprising turn of fate, all three goals fell out of the six yard area, ranging from slightly awkward to absolutely great. And even if the start of Arsenal, which Nketiah had cleared from the line after Rob Holding's header, was pushed over his thigh, it was not a coincidence either. Nketiah has already broken Alan Shearer's goalscoring record as England U21 international and has now scored ten goals in nine games in the Carabao Cup, where he inevitably had the majority of his chances. It's an impressive record that is often camouflaged by a certain anonymity during Premier League games. Crystal Palace wanted to sign him last summer, but could not agree on a transfer with Arsenal, while several Bundesliga clubs are said to have an interest. Maybe now, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's expulsion, there is finally room for this chance at Arsenal. If that is the case, Nketiah's Second and Third Gates were perfect proof of why. But it was the gate that completed Nketiah's hat-trick that deserved the most praise. The fact that a fantastic nutmeg from Nicolas Pepe helped in the build-up didn't hurt, but in the finish it was on par when Nketiah chopped the ball from the inside of his heel into the corner. It remains to be seen whether it will be enough to guarantee him the long-awaited chances at Arsenal. There are still mistakes in Nketiah's game, namely questions about his heist game and his decision-making in the final third, but such mistakes are never to be expected without regular appearances. But there is no doubt that in full flight like tonight, Nketiah is a born finisher capable of scoring tons of goals. After Nketiah was brought down in the dying phase in the penalty area and Arsenal's victory was already a neatly wrapped Christmas present, Nketiah held the ball in his arms, turned to the referee and pointed to the point. When strikers live to score goals, this has been a cathartic evening for a player whose progress has always been a small stop-start. And whatever decision he ultimately makes at the end of this season, such appearances will only help light the way.

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Eddie Nketiah scores a hat trick to lead Gunners to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup

Report and free game highlights from the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium as Eddie Nketiah hat trick and goals from Nicolas Pepe and 18-year-old debutant Charlie Patino secured a place in the last four (Author: Gardener)

Eddie NketiahEddie Nketiah scored a hat trick to lead Arsenal past Sunderland and into the Carabao Cup semi-finals with a 5-1 win. Strikers Nketiah and Nicolas Pepe got Arsenal underway in the first half at the Emirates Stadium before Nathan Broadhead backed down for League One. Two more good placements from Nketiah after the break, however, sealed an all-out win, while 18-year-old Charlie Patino rounded off a good night for the Gunners with a late goal on his senior debut. Mikel Arteta made nine changes at Arsenal but that didn't seem to stop the recent momentum that has taken them to the Premier League's top 4. Nketiah gave them the lead in the 17th minute when he demonstrated his predatory instinct to turn the ball into a corner after Lee Burge slid a Rob Holding header into his path. Pepe doubled his lead 10 minutes later after combining well with Cedric on the right before seeing his attempt distract from Callum Doyle and the unfortunate Burge. Broadhead was sent off shortly before the break, however, and with his departure much of Sunderland's goal threat was lost. Arsenal took control shortly after the break when Nketiah hit a cross from Nuno Tavares in the 49th youngster Patino came off the bench late for his debut and put the icing on the cake for Arsenal in the first minute of stoppage time when he hit Pepe's cross locked before he scored his first A-goal. Arsenal's Mikel Arteta: "It's great. We started well and scored two goals, but then we started not respecting our fundamentals too much and we suffered a little, but then we raised our level in the second half and won. " "Eddie does what he does in training every day, he puts the ball in the net." I want [he to stay] but he just wants more minutes. Sunderland's Lee Johnson: "I thought we had a really good time shortly after we scored a goal in the last period. I think we threw the ball into the box too early at the start of the game but we really have one scored a good goal and overall I'm really proud of the players. "The overall picture for us is that it's a great learning experience for our players. We said they now know the standard and even older players can take it with them. When you can feel the quality of the Premier League opponent, you learn so much more than something like a passing exercise that I did in training -year-old Patino came off the bench to make his senior team debut and score his first Arsenal goal. "He's a player with a lot of personality and I'm happy for him," said Arteta. "He's a The kid we like so much and scoring points like that on his debut is something special. "It may have been against first division opponents, but since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still in the cold at Arsenal, he did Nketiah did no harm to his own reputation with a fatal performance. Nketiah will hope he has done enough to be seen again before the semi-finals. The Carabao Cup semi-final draw will take place after the Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United game ends at the Wednesday December 22nd, held live on Sky Sports Football. Arsenal travel to Norwich on Boxing Day for the Premier League; Kick-off at 3 p.m. Sunderland will next play in League One on Monday, December 27, and Doncaster will play live on Sky Sports Football.

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Carabao Cup result, game stream and latest updates today

Arsenal 5-1 Sunderland LIVE! Gunners through - Carabao Cup result, game stream and latest updates today - (Author: Gardener)

todayA first senior team hat trick for Eddie Nketiah led Arsenal to a comfortable win over Sunderland and into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. The substitute striker has reportedly turned down a new contract at Emirates Stadium and is without a contract this summer but shone with a 5-1 win that saw Charlie Patino score on his first-team debut before Nicolas Pepe doubled the lead during In form Nathan Broadhead scored his sixth goal in six games to withdraw one for the Black Cats before half-time; any danger of shock was erased within 13 minutes of the second half as Nketiah provided two nifty placements, the second after brilliant work came from Pepe on the right wing. Patino came off the bench to add the shine with a late fifth place as the 18-year-old wrapped up a perfect night for Mikel Arteta's side. Arsenal 5-1 Sunderland: Nketiah hat-trick puts Gunners in the last four What's next for Nketiah, Balogun and Pepe ... When Pepe looks perky at 9:38 pm, Matt Verri The Gunners cross the last four. Nketiah with three gates and gates for Pepe and Patino. Perfect night for Mikel Arteta as Arsenal heads into Christmas in style. 21:35, Matt Verri WHAT A WAY TO DO IT! Arsenal wonderfully seals the win when Charlie Patino scores a debut goal. The teenager runs into the box and cushions it home. 21:33, Matt Verri 89 min .: Xhaka clicks on Tavares and he manages to push his way through the defense. Narrow angle, but Tavares goes on goal. 21:29, Matt Verri 85 min .: Martinelli slips it into Nketiah ... Repetition shows that this is probably the right decision. Doyle flies through Patino and that will be a yellow card. 21:27, Matt Verri 84 min .: Good to see that both players are fine to continue. Sunderland fans still have a good voice. Your team performed well tonight and caused problems for the Gunners at times. 21:25, Matt Verri 82 min .: Nasty clash of heads as Martinelli and Wright challenge the ball. 21:24, Matt Verri What a moment for Charlie Patino. 21:23, Matt Verri 79 min .: Winchester with a blow to the head and the referee interrupts the game. Sunderland man will be fine to continue with this, however. Arteta continues to make the changes. Smith Rowe off, another bedtime job of his. 21:19, Matt Verri 76 mins: Terrible challenge from Wright, who brutally greets Martinelli to the game when the Brazilian tries to transform him. Yellow card, but Cedric puts too much on the flank and hits away. 21:17, Matt Verri 73 mins: White and Odegaard away for the Gunners, Gabriel and Martinelli up. Martinelli is in great shape and Sunderland won't be sure he will be thrilled to see him introduced. 21:15, Matt Verri 71 min .: Arsenal hold the ball now without much danger. Sunderland are still trying to push up but they have little joy. Pepe keeps running on Hume and plays it to Nketiah ... 21:12, Matt Verri 68 mins: Arsenal fans now spend their time pushing players to shoot from anywhere within 40 yards. Granit Xhaka a specific destination, they are very keen to make it fly from afar. How Nketiah did his hat trick 21:09, Matt Verri A hat trick for Eddie Nketiah and what a way to get him! 🔥— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) December 21, 2021 9:08 pm, Matt Verri 65 min .: Dear human, this is a hot evening for Hume. Pepe has the time of his life against him. Roars past him again, finds Odegaard and his shot is well saved. The nutmeg number is in painful territory for Hume. 21:05, Matt Verri 62 min .: Loose touch from Nketiah as he bounces off his knee and walks through to the goalkeeper. 9:04 pm, Matt Verri Balogun's night is over and he looks like a player who needs a loan and has to play somewhere for weeks. 21:03, Matt Verri 60 min .: Hume doesn't enjoy his time-out on this wing. Pepe flies past him again and the Sunderland man takes the yellow card to stop him. Long 30 minutes before the end against Pepe, who is now in top form. 9:02 pm Matt Verri Odegaard plays a wonderful ball through to Pepe on the right. The winger is way too good for Hume, slaps him through his legs and then takes out Nketiah. The striker is eight meters away and he throws the ball past Burge perfectly to seal his hat trick. Such a good goal. 20:59, Matt Verri 55 min .: Sunderland is only a few inches away from interfering again! Embleton comes in from the right wing and his curling performance knocks out Leno, but he hits from the outside of the post. Brilliant Strike.Balogun off for the Gunners, replaced by Xhaka. 20:57, Matt Verri 53 min .: The Gunners' trust has now been strengthened again. Balogun tries desperately to get into the scorers list himself, but he is ousted. The Arsenal man then fouls Wright, with Sunderland dissatisfied with the challenge. Balogun saw the yellow card. 20:55, Matt Verri Another one from the Nketiah Playbook. That's 12 of his 17 goals that he has now scored from the penalty area. 8:53 pm, Matt Verri Nketiah scores again, and once again it's a matter of meters. Pepe and Odegaard are doing a great job of getting out of trouble on the right wing and switching to the left. Tavares whips him in the direction of the short post, Nketiah comes over his husband and shoots him into the net. 20:52, Matt Verri 48 min: Beaming from the guests after the break. Pritchard hits a ball at real speed ... just ahead of Gooch. Hume chases after him on the left flank, but just as he gets there he decides to give him up and dump him on an Arsenal throw. 20:49, Matt Verri 46 min .: Not a good start to halftime for Sunderland. Stewart will be on the ground in ten seconds. He goes upstairs to win the long ball and when Stewart hits Balogun he looks like he's twisted something. 20:48, Matt Verri Everything to play for the next 45 minutes ... 20:40, Matt Verri Nathan Broadhead dips the ball over Bernd Leno to complete a counterattack for the guests 👀— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) 21 Dec, 2021 8:33 PM, Matt Verri A fun first 45 minutes at the Emirates! Nketiah and Pepe give Arsenal a two-goal lead and seemingly in control, but Broadhead cut the gap in half and Sunderland is right in the game. 20:32, Matt Verri 45 + 1 min .: Three minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half. Broadhead is sent off due to injury and replaced by Hume. The Sunderland man was injured when he and Holding called for a ball over the top. 20:29, Matt Verri 44 min .: Smith Rowe shoots a beautiful volley from the edge of the box with his left foot that is swept away by the goalkeeper. Again it came from Cedric at the bottom right, who gets a lot of joy every time he makes the run forward. 20:27, Matt Verri 42 min .: Pepe wants a penalty after colliding with Gooch in the penalty area, but he doesn't get anything for it. Arsenal are gradually regaining control and enjoying comfortable possession in the final minutes to stop Sunderland's swing. 20:25, Matt Verri 40 min .: Arsenal with their first attack in a while. Pepe and Cedric combine really well, the winger plays the right-back in the overlap every time. Cedric brings the ball into the box, but it is cleared. Pepe then crosses his flank for miles and it goes straight to the kick. 8:23 pm, Matt Verri offside flag goes up, would not have counted. Great throw-in from Pritchard, Flanagan is six meters from goal, but he heads well into the goal. 20:22, Matt Verri 36 min .: Arsenal are fighting to get out. Flanagan receives a free kick as he is trapped between Smith Rowe and Nketiah. Another chance for Sunderland to get a ball into Arsenal's box. 20:20, Matt Verri 34 min .: Arsenal is really sagging now, Sunderland has a brilliant magic. Winchester comes in from the right and Leno makes his attempt to the corner. Tavares would do well to get rid of it, but it's another corner of Sunderland. 8:18 pm, Matt Verri Arsenal were terrifyingly open there, but fair play is a nice goal from Sunderland. A good steep pass and a nice finish to top it off. 20:17, Matt Verri Pritchard does well on the center line to turn and play as Sunderland breaks into Arsenal territory. 20:14, Matt Verri So far, a good performance from Pepe. Of course, you'd expect him to rip it up against a premier league team, but he sits down well and pulls the ball. 20:13, Matt Verri Pepe plays Cedric in the overlap, and it's a brilliant cutback for Pepe. He controls it and fires at the gate, distracting from Doyle and into the roof of the net. 20:11, Matt Verri 26 min .: Better of Sunderland. Gooch comes to the sidelines and puts a really nice cross on the far post. Stewart goes up with Holding, but the Arsenal man wins the header and still gets the free kick. 8:09 PM, Matt Verri Eddie Nketiah is there to rebound after Rob Holding's header bailed out by Lee Burge ⚽— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) December 21, 2021 8:09 PM, Matt Verri Arsenal wins back up on the pitch, Sunderland can't give it away on the edge of their box. Odegaard finds Smith Rowe, he pushes him on to Balogun, but his shot is weak and goes straight to Burge. 20:07, Matt Verri 22 min .: Tavares full of self-confidence as he drives past the Sunderland shirts and then hacks into them. Play far to Pepe, who has so much space. Put Cedric on the overlap, nice ball in the box ... Balogun heads wide. Arsenal are looking really good up front. 20:05, Matt Verri 20 mins: Sunderland tries to jump straight back. Pritchard fires a ball over the six yard box, but White is there to defeat Stewart when the striker tries to hurl him towards the goal. Gooch with a wicked challenge against Pepe, and he goes into the book. 8:04 PM, Matt Verri This is as classic Eddie Nketiah goal as you will ever see. 20:02, Matt Verri AND ARSENAL WILL GET YOU! Cedric takes the corner, Holding's header is held really well by Burge ... 20:02, Matt Verri 17 min .: Odegaard's ball-in is deep. Burge comes and does not arrive, but Stewart is behind him to steer him into a corner. 20:01, Matt Verri 15 min .: Nice game from Sunderland, from behind. Gooch tries to get a ball over the top to Broadhead, but it's too much in there. Pepe fouled on the right. Dangerous position to sink a ball. 19:58, Matt Verri 13 mins: Arsenal are close to taking the lead. Tavares and Smith Rowe team up. The left-back plays a flat ball into the box ... Pepe's shot from the rebound is blocked, Arsenal corner. 19:55, Matt Verri 10 min .: Tavares is waiting for Balogun to flee. Balogun does the run. Tavares then passes it on directly to Balogun before he made the run. The two didn't play together for many minutes, that's for sure ... be good to continue. Free kick played a long time in the penalty area. Stewart wins it and heads it back over the gate, but it is easily claimed by Leno. The German is hoping for a really good night job in goal for the Gunners considering Ramsdale's form this season. 19:51, Matt Verri 6 min .: Odegaard pings a nice ball into the distance to Balogun. He cuts inward and has a shot that is blocked. Comes to the right where Cedric has time to play a ball. Nketiah ends up but can't keep his header, with Stewart knocking down in the Arsenal box shortly before calling for a penalty when Elneny challenged. 19:50, Matt Verri It looks like a 4-3-3 for Arsenal with Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard playing as two # 8. It's offensive but feels like the right tactic will sit deep in the face of Sunderlands tonight. 19:48, Matt Verri 3 min .: Gooch whips a dangerous ball into the box and Arsenal can only clear it up to the edge of the box. 19:47, Matt Verri 2 mins: Balogun on the left wing for Arsenal, with Pepe on the right and Nketiah in the middle. Three players who have had very little playing time in the past few weeks and will be desperate to make a difference. Balogun with a nice run, but shrugs when Sunderland wins him back. Arsenal get us going at the Emirates. As a reminder, if it's still even after 90 minutes tonight, we'll go straight to the penalty shoot-out. 19:42, Matt Verri players on the field ... great away support for the Emirates who come behind Sunderland. 7:38 pm, Matt Verri Now there are a good five minutes until kick-off. Arsenal have turned their form in the last few games ... Sunderland have had a good season so far and will be hoping for a shocking result. Should be an entertaining watch! 7:20 pm, Matt Verri Before the quarter-finals draw, the Sunderland manager said: “I would like to have Arsenal away, or Tottenham if not that. And then we wait for the really big guns when it comes to two legs. “Since then, he has said the comments were just ironic, stressing that he had full respect for Arsenal's fans and players. 7:04 p.m., Matt Verri 🚨 Lokonga, Mari and Chambers all miss tonight's game after testing positive for COVID Get well soon guys ♥ ️ - Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 21, 2021 6:58 p.m., Matt Verri So an exciting looking lineup by Arteta. No Maitland-Niles or Chambers in the roster, which is a bit of a surprise. But Balogun and Nketiah both start, with Odegaard perhaps occupying a lower position in midfield alongside Elneny. Arteta are hoping to play Patino in the second half as the game is already secured. 18:42, Matt Verri Sunderland players will be around the field in just over an hour before kick-off. Team news will follow in a few minutes ... Mikel Arteta urges his team not to underestimate their opponents 18:37, Matt Verri “They are always winning in the league, so they have a habit of winning and competing to win , so I expect them to come here without fear and try to do us well, ”Arteta said. You're a huge club with a big, big history, it's a Premier League club, you see the fan base, the structure they have around them, and the history of the club. ”Read more about what the Arsenal is all about -Manager had the challenge his team is facing here tonight. 6:33 pm, Matt Verri "This is going to be a really good stage for us as a football club to try and put ourselves back on the map," said the Sunderland boss going into a game, and the players will be off Tuesday learn massively - not only from the quality of Arsenal, but also to test ourselves against these elite teams. ”18:28, Matt Verri In contrast to Arsenal, Sunderland entered the Carabao Cup in the first round and therefore had to open it do the hard way in the second round. Sunderland then defeated Wigan 2-0 before beating QPR on penalties after a 0-0 in the last 16 to build the tie with the Gunners tonight. 18:20, Matt Verri The Gunners have made comfortable progress so far this season in the Carabao Cup third round. Calum Chambers and Eddie Nketiah scored in the final round when Arsenal beat Leeds 2-0 to make it into the last eight. 18:06, Matt Verri It seems like a matter of course that Mikel Arteta will change his team due to the festive set-up of the game. Since his side is on it, they should turn out to be too good for the League One outfit. 5:54 p.m., Matt Verri Arsenal's Covid outbreak has so far tested two players positive - midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and defender Pablo Mari - so both will be unavailable for a disciplinary offense. Emile Smith Rowe looks likely to start after scoring in each of the Gunners' last two games since returning from injury from the bench, while players like Nuno Tavares, Mohamed Elneny, Rob Holding and Eddie Nketiah are hoping for record. How to watch Arsenal vs Sunderland 5:43 p.m., Matt Verri TV Channel: Tonight's game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event, with coverage starting at 7:00 p.m. Live Stream: Sky Sports subscribers can watch the game too track online via the website or the Sky Go app. 17:31, Matt Verri Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport LIVE coverage as Arsenal host Sunderland in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. Mikel Arteta's side have won the last three Premier League games, so the mood at the club is positive at the moment. They'd love to go into Christmas with a secured place in the bottom four of the Carabao Cup, but League One Sunderland has nothing to lose and will keep a shocking result against a potentially vastly changed Arsenal team keeping an eye on all the build-up and team news before kick-off in the Emirates, which takes place at 7:45 p.m. GMT.

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Arsenal storm into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup thanks to a hat trick from Eddie Nketiah

Arsenal fans know better than most that there are few things in football more invigorating than the sight of a young player, a youth graduate expressing himself in the first team. (Author: Gardener)

the Carabao CupArsenal fans know better than most that there are few things in football more invigorating than the sight of a young player, a youth graduate expressing himself in the first team. This is a club that has been transformed from youth from Bukayo Saka to Emile Smith Rowe over the past few seasons, and the academy's newest gem shaped Mikel Arteta's squad last night. Arsenal fans sang the name of Charlie Patino before he touched the ball for the first time in senior football. They sang it again a few minutes later when the 18-year-old scored his first goal for the club. Poor Eddie Nketiah, another graduate of Hale End Academy, might have thought that night would be all about him. He scored a hat trick against an enthusiastic but limited team from Sunderland, which underscored his worth to his club, before Patino secured the biggest cheers of the evening with almost the final kick of the game. In this era of false nines and ultra-modern stiker playmakers, there is something adorable old-fashioned about Nketiah and his passion for tap-ins. The young striker may not be the future of his club, which he will leave at the end of this season, but he remains a player of real worth and his talent for goals is undisputed. Nketiah wants more first-team minutes which is a reasonable claim for a player of his potential and he will no doubt hope that this performance helps him in that regard. In an exciting and entertaining quarter-finals of the League Cup, it was Nketiah's final performance that turned out to be crucial to Arsenal's victory. It speaks volumes for his old-school approach that the average distance of all of his goals for Arsenal is less than six meters. It's almost like the game is slowing down for Nketiah just as it is getting faster for everyone else. If that could only apply to his work outside the box, especially with his back to the goal, then he would certainly be playing in the Premier League much more often. Nketiah's goals made for a clear win for Arteta's side, although Sunderland had its moments too. The guests scored a nice goal through Nathan Broadhead and played nice football for much of the first half. The fact that Sunderland had moved to Arsenal had been a little uncomfortable for Johnson after some comments after the preliminary round. "I would like to play Arsenal away," he said. They certainly started off like a team with a bit of a fire in their stomach, met twice in the first 27 minutes and almost approached a few more in that time. The first of these was tapped home by Nketiah in a typically predatory fashion after Rob Holding's header was saved by Sunderland goalkeeper Lee Burge. Broadhead's goal, a beautiful dinked finish, threatened to make Arsenal nervous but it ultimately sparked the spark in the home side's attack, with Nketiah adding his second goal shortly after the break. Nketiah's hat-trick goal was wonderfully scored by Pepe, who stunned Denver Hume before preparing his teammate for a quick finish. By this point, Arsenal knew the job was done, and Arteta turned to Patino. The midfielder, who led England's U16 national team at the age of 14, was stationed in an advanced position behind the striker and grabbed Pepe's cross to cross the finish line from eight meters and end another promising night for Arsenal .

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Carabao Cup result, final score and reaction

Arsenal vs Sunderland LIVE: Carabao Cup Score, Final Score & Reaction - Follow the reaction as the Gunners advance to the Carabao Cup semi-finals (Author: Gardener)

Carabao Cup ScoreWatch all the action as Arsenal welcome Sunderland to the Emirates Stadium for the Carabao Cup quarter-finals tonight. Having won the FA Cup in 2020, Mikel Arteta is chasing a second silver coin as head coach and Arsenal have been at their best in recent weeks, with wins against Southampton, West Ham and Leeds that catapulted the Gunners into the top four. The absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has trained alone as captain since his dismissal, is also barely noticeable, Gabriel Martinelli is in brilliant goalscoring form, although Arteta could take the opportunity to give the Brazilian and many other regular players a lot - needed calm in the midst another busy series of games. Sunderland are the only non-Premier League team still in the draw to arrive in north London as big underdogs. However, Lee Johnson's side have been in good shape themselves after going undefeated in seven games to watch their promotion back to the championship. Follow any reactions from the Emirates: 9:56 p.m., Michael Jones Arsenal's match winner Eddie Nketiah spoke to Sky Sports after the game and talked about his hat trick and whether he would like to stay in the Emirates. We could have played a lot better in the first half, but we improved in the second half and we scored more goals. “This competition is where I started. As long as I play for Arsenal, I'll give it my all. "9:50 pm, Michael Jones Eddie Nketiah has scored five goals in six games for Arsenal this season, all of them in three Carabao Cup games. He now has that competition Hit ten times in nine games, seven of them at the Emirates Stadium. 21:47, Michael Jones Arsenal are first team in the Carabao Cup semi-finals, but who will be there? The last three quarter-finals are tomorrow, all games start at 7.45pm and the semi-finals tie after these games 21:38, Michael Jones 90 + 3 mins: A great night for Arsenal as the first team to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals, Sunderland was tough in the first half, but Arsenal increased it in the second, Eddie Nketiah scoring a hat trick and Charlie Patino scoring a goal on his senior debut when Arsenal knocked Sunderland aside in the League Cup 21:34, Michael Jones 90 + 1 mins at the debut! Martinelli plays the ball from the left in and gives it to Xhaka. He sends a diagonal ball to Pepe, who carries him into the box. Patino rushes towards the six-yard box and hits Pepe's pass just in time to knock him past the goalkeeper into the net! Arsenal have five and 18 year old Charlie Patino scores his first senior team goal for the Gunners! Martinelli reclaims the ball after a clearance from Sunderland and hits it with his chest at Xhaka. He brings a pass into the box for Tavares who controls the ball and circles Wright before banging a left-footed shot wide over the bar! 9:30 p.m., Michael Jones 86 min .: penalty scream! Martinelli kicks the ball into the box from the left and scores a pass for Nketiah. Doyle walks over and appears to hit the Arsenal forward, who goes down as the ball rolls out of play. 21:28, Michael Jones 83 min .: Just like in the first half, Sunderland has wrested some momentum from Arsenal. 21:23, Michael Jones 80 min .: What a moment for Charlie Patino, who makes his Senir debut for Arsenal at the age of 18. 21:21, Michael Jones 78 min .: Yellow card for Bailey Wright, who pounces deep in his own half on Gabriel Martinelli. He misses the ball and cleans up the Arsenal winger. Cedric whips the free kick into the penalty area, but Burge hits it in the air and hits the ball clear. 21:18, Michael Jones 75 mins: A chance for Sunderland to make a difference at the other end of the field when Gooch is brought down by Cedric on the left wing. Pritchard takes the free kick and shoots directly on goal, but sends it into the hands of Leno. 21:17, Michael Jones 72 min .: More changes by Mikel Arteta. Gabriel replaces Ben White on the defensive line and Gabriel Martinelli replaces Martin Odegaard. There's only one thing on Odegaard's mind as Arsenal wins a free kick just outside the box on the right. He tries the narrow gap at the near post, but rolls past the goal with his left foot! 21:12, Michael Jones 66 mins: You can now see the signs of fatigue among the Sunderland players. Arsenal play the ball with ease and mostly play in the guest half. Tavares is played on the left and his flank meets Nketiah, who fires a shot at Burge. Hume is having a hot time against Pepe on the right side of Arsenal. Pepe rushes past Sunderland's left-back and works the ball to the touchline. Odegaard waits in the penalty area and the ball comes to him. 21:05, Michael Jones 60 min .: Fast! Arsenal break out forward with Smith Rowe picking Tavares in space on the left. He brings the ball forward before sending a pass to Nketiah. He sinks the ball into the penalty area and tries to get it back with a run through the center of the defense, but Burge is quickly off his line and manages to choke the loose ball. 21:01, Michael Jones 58 min .: Hat-trick hero! Odegaard threads the ball into the box on the right, Pepe runs in behind Hume. He retrieves the ball and then blows the left defender to get into the penalty area. Nketiah drifts into the center of the box, Pepe sends him the ball and a backheel flick takes him past Burge to complete his hat trick. Sunderland almost gets one more back when Embleton receives the ball on the right wing, cuts inward on his left foot, and turns a try toward the far top corner. Leno reaches out and tips the ball on the post, where he bounces clearly! Folarin Balogun is taken from Mikel Arteta, Granit Xhaka comes on. 20:58, Michael Jones 52 mins: Eddie Nketiah has turned down a contract extension with Arsenal and will reportedly leave for free this summer. He has scored nine goals in nine league cup games for the Gunners. 20:53, Michael Jones 49 min: Great goal by the Gunners! Nuno Tavares brings the ball down on the left as Embleton comes over to take the ball. He slips into a tackle, but Tavares pushes the ball around him and drives into the box. He hits the ball towards the near post, where Nketiah pinches in front of Doyle and leads the ball past Burge to the third Arsenal! 20:51, Michael Jones 48 min .: Stewart is examined by the paramedics and jogs a little to show that he can continue playing. Denver Hume plays as a left-back in a back four, with Winchester and Gooch being pushed further forward into midfield. 8.49 p.m., Michael Jones kick-off: Sunderland gets the game going again. The Black Cats hit the ball up at Stewart, who collides with Balogun and rolls over his ankle. 8:42 pm, Michael Jones Arsenal looked in complete control this half until Nathan Broadhead scored to 2-1. Sunderland then stormed forward and the Gunners seemed to lose all confidence behind them. He took a punch and Lee Johnson decided not to risk it in the second half. 20:34, Michael Jones 45 + 3 min .: Arsenal have conceded their first goal in the Carabao Cup this season, but lead to a goal with two at halftime. It looked like the Gunners would run away with the game after goals from Eddie Nketiah and Nicolas Pepe, but Nathan Broadhead got the guests one back and kept them in the game. 8.31 p.m., Michael Jones 45 min .: three minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half. 20:30, Michael Jones 43 min .: Save! 20:30, Michael Jones 43 min .: Save! Cedric puts in another flank from the right wing and finds Pepe, who flings her towards the rear post. The ball is cleared until Emile Smith Rowe hits one of the volleys and forces Lee Burge to make a sharp save to his right! 20:26, Michael Jones 40 min .: Mikel Arteta looks a bit worried on the sidelines when Odegaard locates Pepe in the penalty area. Cedric helps out again with an overlapping run and Pepe pushes the ball to him. The right full-back hits a cross, but Wright makes it first, clearing the threat to Sunderland. Sunderland wins a free kick, who swings Pritchard right into the box. 20:21, Michael Jones 34 mins: The momentum is now at Sunderland. You win back-to-back corners, with the second from the right being flown in. Stewart wins the first header but can't generate enough force to reach the goal. He knocks the ball to the ground and Smith Rowe lifts it up for the Gunners. 20:16, Michael Jones 31 min .: game is on! Nice gate of Sunderland. Pritchard gets the ball pushed away by an Arsenal man in midfield before sliding around Elneny and squirting the ball at Stewart. Sunderland has a two-on-one game and Embleton pulls in White before passing it on to Broadhead in the penalty area. Leno comes out to bring him down, but the Sunderland striker lifts the ball over the goalkeeper and finds the back of the net! 20:13, Michael Jones 27 min .: Trouble for Sunderland! Odegaard plays the ball in the right inner channel to Pepe. He waits for Cedric to bomb forward at the overlap before giving him the ball. Cedric carries it towards the byline, attracting a number of Sunderland defenders before cutting it back to Pepe in the box. Pepe has time to find his way around before firing a powerful left shot on target, leaving Burge no chance of parrying him. 20:12, Michael Jones 26 min .: Nice game from Sunderland when Doyle Broadhead selects with a through pass. The striker takes the ball in the Arsenal box but drops it with Pritchard when he gets into trouble. Gooch comes forward on the left wing and takes the ball. Callum Doyle passes the ball deep in his own half to Pepe. Pepe passes a pass to Smith Rowe, who passes the ball to Balogun on the left side of the box. Balogun tries to steer the ball into the lower corner, but his side foot is blocked by Burge. 20:08, Michael Jones 23 min .: Chance! 20:08, Michael Jones 23 min .: Chance! 20:08, Michael Jones 23 min .: Chance! 20:08, Michael Jones 23 min .: Chance! Arsenal are a big threat for the future, Sunderland will have to hold out as long as possible, another goal for the home side would be a killer. Pepe brings the ball over Arsenal's right wing and Cedric offers an option on the overlap. The defender gets the ball and he whips a good cross over and takes out Balogun. 20:06, Michael Jones 20 min .: Eddie Nketiah has scored in each of his last three league cup games and has now scored five goals in his last five cup games at the Emirates Stadium. 20:04, Michael Jones 17 minutes: Arsenal take the lead! You win a free kick to the right of Sunderland's box and Martin Odegaard delivers it into the box. It is floated to the rear post where Lee Burge comes out to knock it for a corner. The corner is lashed into the center of the box and Rob Holding breaks his marker to win the ball in the air. He sends a powerful header on goal, but Burge jumps to the right and holds it out with a strong right hand. Unfortunately for Sunderland, the ball bounces high for Eddie Nketiah, who kneels it into the net from close range! 20:00, Michael Jones 15 min .: Close! 20:00, Michael Jones 15 min .: Close! 20:00, Michael Jones 15 min .: Close! A speed syringe on the left passes the ball to Smith Rowe, who sets it down to Balogun before Tavares flies forward and pulls the ball into the box. He tries a cutback and the ball hits Embleton as he tries to clear it. Instead, the ball loops up and hits the crossbar before bouncing off friendly for Pepe. He rolls the ball onto his left foot but shoots high over the goal. 19:57, Michael Jones 12 mins: Some nice passing games from Sunderland in the middle of the pitch allow Carl Winchester to get in on the right wing behind Tavares. The ball is threaded into him and he drives towards Arsenal. Nathan Broadhead runs between the two center-backs, but Holding intercepts the ball when Winchester passes it into the box. 19:55, Michael Jones 9 min .: Smith Rowe intercepts a pass in the middle of the field and tries to carry the ball into the last third of Sunderland. He works up the field but is cut off by Wright and given a free kick. Rob Holding changes play with a pass to Pepe on the right wing. He brings the ball under control but there are no options for him in the penalty area and instead he passes it inside before Arsenal retreat. 19:52, Michael Jones 6 min .: Pepe runs in behind Lynden Gooch when Ben White fires a diagonal ball at him. Pepe knocks the ball down and walks towards the penalty area, but the offside flag goes high. Sunderland's Alex Pritchard takes the ball on the edge of the Arsenal box, takes it around a defender and blocks a shot, but leaves Bernd Leno with a simple save. 19:48, Michael Jones 3 min .: Folarin Balogun gets the ball on the left side for Arsenal and he drives up the inner channel towards the penalty area. Nketiah runs into the box from a central position, but Balogun loses possession thanks to a well-timed tackle from Bailey Wright just outside the box. 7.46 p.m., Michael Jones kick-off: The Gunners kick off the game with a long ball to Emile Smith Rowe on the left. He hits the ball to Eddie Nketiah, who is closed and forced to send the ball back to Nuno Tavares. Arsenal vs Sunderland: Here come the teams 19:42, Michael Jones The players make their way onto the pitch. Can League One's Sunderland shock Arsenal and the Carabao Cup semi-finals? 19:38, Michael Jones The players warmed up at the Emirates Stadium before kick-off at 7.45 p.m. Sunderland have not lost a League Cup game since August 2018 when they lost 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday. Since then, they have won six and drawn three of their nine games, with both eliminations being on penalties. 7:35 p.m., Michael Jones Sunderland wants to reach the League Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2013/14. The Black Cats have played their last three League Cup away games against London clubs, a run that ended with a 3. started -2 ​​win at Arsenal in November 2002. Arsenal vs Sunderland: Arsenal will not use the Covid mayhem as an excuse for losing form 19:32, Michael Jones Arsenal will not use the ongoing Covid interruption as an excuse for losing form, says manager Mikel Arteta. The Gunners were one of the clubs that did the best in the recent Premier League outbreak and decimated the schedule along the way. Their 4-1 win at Leeds was the only top-spot game to survive on Saturday as the win ensured Arsenal would be in the top four at Christmas. Arsenal won't use Covid chaos as an excuse for losing shape, Mikel Arteta insists 7:28 p.m. this tenure. They most recently had a sustained series of goals scored in competition without a response, with a run of 15 between the 1987 final against Liverpool and their 1987-88 semi-final second leg against Everton. 7:25 pm, Michael Jones Arsenal have been unbeaten in their last eleven games with Sunderland since losing 2-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup in February 2012 - eight wins, three draws -. This is the first meeting of the teams since May 2017 in which the Gunners triumphed 2-0 in the Premier League. Arsenal vs Sunderland: Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has the greatest respect for Arsenal despite "father banter" 19:20 An outfit for Arteta's Arsenal in Tuesday's Carabao Cup quarter-finals that unwittingly drew the ire of part of the Gunners fan base with an ironic suggestion that he would like to play in the last eight against the North London club. Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has the greatest respect for Arsenal despite the "dad banter" at 7:15 pm. After winning a penalty shootout against QPR, Johnson joked, “I would love to have Arsenal away, or Tottenham, if not that [in the neighborhood]. And then we wait for the really big guns when it comes to two legs. ”Now Johnson can hardly wait for the game tonight and hopes that the traveling Sunderland fans can ensure a good mood. I think they are very fluid, they have a lot of young players and they have a good model. "They have recovered well from a bumpy start to the season and that just came through as they made it into the top 4." of the Premier League. “It's a great arena to play on Tuesday night. I think it will be a fair to large amount - I'm not sure of the exact numbers on the current Covid situation, but I know Arsenal rated it well and our guys are ready for it. 7:10 PM, Michael Jones There was talk of Albert Sambi Lokonga, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers potentially starting for the Gunners tonight, but the club has confirmed that all three players are out because they tested positive for Covid-19 became. Ainsley Maitland - Niles is another player who may be in the running tonight but is off the roster with a non-Covid-19 illness. 19:06, Michael Jones Eddie Nketiah has scored seven goals in eight league cup games for Arsenal, including four in his last four appearances at the Emirates Stadium. Nketiah recently turned down a contract extension to stay with Arsenal but whether he stays or leaves the 22-year-old will want to impress tonight. 6:59 pm Michael Jones Sunderland boss Lee Johnson talked about prioritizing the Carabao Cup over other knockout competitions this season, saying today's game is an opportunity to “get the club back on the Map ”. Johnson siad: I think you kind of have to choose your competitions, and we have a really good chance for the players on a great stage Papa John's Trophy this year in a very different way after winning last season, and we focused quite a lot on the Carabao Cup - something that worked to bring it to a really good occasion. “Despite my comments and bad dad jokes after the QPR game, this is going to be a really good stage for us as a football club to try and get back on the map a bit. It is one of the rare occasions that we go into a game as underdogs and the players will learn a lot from Tuesday - not only from the quality of Arsenal, but also to test ourselves against these elite teams. ”6:54 pm - Michael Jones Mikel Arteta embraces the changes as only Martin Odegaard and Ben White remain in Arsenal's starting line-up after Saturday's 4-1 win over Leeds. Bernd Leno returns in goal, Cedric Soares, Rob Holding and Nuno Tavares complete the defense. Next to Odegaard is Mohamed Elneny, while Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe, Eddie Nketiah and Folarin Balogun all start. Charlie Patino is the only new graduate from the academy to make it to the bank. Lee Johnson makes two changes to his Sunderland team, which faced Ipswich Town on Saturday. Lee Burge replaces Ron-Thorben Hoffmann in goal and Elliot John Embleton for the injured Leon Dajaku. 18:47, Michael Jones - Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 21, 2021 Lee Johnson's starting XI meets @Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium 🔐 #SAFC I #CarabaoCup - Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) December 21, 2021 Arsenal vs Sunderland: When is the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup? Time, TV station and How to Watch 18:40, Michael Jones The draw for the Carabao Cup semi-final will take place on Wednesday, a new winner is guaranteed to be crowned in February. Manchester City's stranglehold on the trophy was finally broken after four years as Pep Guardiola's team suffered a loss on penalties to West Ham in the fourth round. Sunderland is the worst remaining team. When does the Carabao Cup semi-final draw take place? Arsenal vs Sunderland: Arteta on the Covid situation 6:34 p.m., Michael Jones In his press conference before the game on Monday, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke about the current situation regarding Covid-19 and the possibility of having games canceled for a moment . It is very difficult for yourself and the way you have to do your job, it is very difficult for Vinai [Venkatesham - Arsenal Chairman of the Board] because he has a lot of meetings and a lot of responsibilities to try the interest of the club in the right way, it's difficult for the players, for myself, for the staff, because we don't really know who is available for what and we are all trying to help each other and too get the best of the situation. "We have to respect the decisions I made because we have to believe that those decisions are based, firstly, on the wellbeing of all of us, that we are involved, and secondly, because we have to protect the game, and that's important too. "[We need] to have a really positive attitude and your mindset needs to be ready that unpredictable things are going to happen - and stop complaining about anything that happens. But we also have to be prepared with plans B, C and D. "18:29, Michael Jones Mikel Arteta's side are the big favorites to advance to the semi-finals, although the Arsenal manager took this opportunity to take some of his early breaks Players and to give experience to some members of the youth team. 18 year old Academy graduate Charlie Patino is one of three young stars expected to make their A debut for the Gunners tonight in a draw against teams from the third or lower division, the only defeat to Bradford being in the 2012/13 quarter-finals 18:21, Michael Jones Today's game is the first of four Carabao Cup quarter-finals to be played in the next two. Tottenham meets West Ham tomorrow, Brentford meets Chelsea and Liverpool welcome Leicester to Anfield he League One is the only club that did not make it to the Premier League, Heach-Tra Iner Lee Johnson confirmed in a pre-game press conference that Leon Dajaku will be X-rayed after his injury against Ipswich Town and that there has been a positive Covid-19 test for an unnamed player in the Sunderland squad. Patino is said to be in action for Arsenal 18:19. Tom Kershaw Charlie Patino is the next Arsenal Academy graduate to follow in the footsteps of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe. After the excitement surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's dismissal, the Brazilian has filled the void brilliantly, scoring four goals in his last six Premier League games. We have to try to do this without losing the passion, energy and ability that he affects the game with the way he behaves on the pitch, he becomes his body, his speed, his technical ability to get away from you and you have to be careful because he can attack you one on one, he can attack your back, he can make movements away from the ball. 2:40 PM, Tom Kershaw Welcome to The Independent's live coverage as Arsenal host Sunderland in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Mikel Arteta's side have been in good shape lately, with three straight Premier League wins propelling the Gunners into the top four. The Spaniard is likely to switch line-ups tonight, with the club's focus firmly on a return to European football, although the Carabao Cup still offers a good chance of taking silver. Arsenal have benefited, at least in theory, from receiving the softest draw available, with Sunderland being by far the lowest team in the round of 16. However, Lee Johnson's side are now undefeated in their last seven League One games and will enjoy the chance to cause an upset in the Emirates. Eddie Nketiah scores hat trick when Arsenal defeated Sunderland and reached the semi-finals

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tonightArsenal vs Sunderland LIVE: Carabao Cup latest quarterfinals results, goals and updates from tonight's quarter-finals Watch all the action as Arsenal greet Sunderland at Emirates Stadium for the Carabao Cup quarter-finals tonight. Having won the FA Cup in 2020, Mikel Arteta is chasing a second silver coin as head coach and Arsenal have been at their best in recent weeks, with wins against Southampton, West Ham and Leeds that catapulted the Gunners into the top four. The absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has trained alone as captain since his dismissal, is also barely noticeable, Gabriel Martinelli is in brilliant goalscoring form, although Arteta could take the opportunity to give the Brazilian and many other regular players a lot - needed calm in the midst another busy series of games. Sunderland are the only non-Premier League team still in the draw to arrive in north London as big underdogs. However, Lee Johnson's side have been in good shape themselves after going undefeated in seven games to watch their promotion back to the championship. Follow the latest updates below: 21:08, Michael Jones 63 minutes: Save! Hume is having a hot time against Pepe on the right side of Arsenal. Pepe rushes past Sunderland's left-back and works the ball to the touchline. Odegaard waits in the penalty area and the ball comes to him. 21:05, Michael Jones 60 min .: Fast! Arsenal break out forward with Smith Rowe picking Tavares in space on the left. He brings the ball forward before sending a pass to Nketiah. He sinks the ball into the penalty area and tries to get it back with a run through the center of the defense, but Burge is quickly off his line and manages to choke the loose ball. 21:01, Michael Jones 58 min .: Hat-trick hero! Odegaard threads the ball into the box on the right, Pepe runs in behind Hume. He retrieves the ball and then blows the left defender to get into the penalty area. Nketiah drifts into the center of the box, Pepe sends him the ball and a backheel flick takes him past Burge to complete his hat trick. Sunderland almost gets one more back when Embleton receives the ball on the right wing, cuts inward on his left foot, and turns a try toward the far top corner. Leno reaches out and tips the ball on the post, where he bounces clearly! Folarin Balogun is taken from Mikel Arteta, Granit Xhaka comes on. 20:58, Michael Jones 52 mins: Eddie Nketiah has turned down a contract extension with Arsenal and will reportedly leave for free this summer. He has scored nine goals in nine league cup games for the Gunners. 20:53, Michael Jones 49 min: Great goal by the Gunners! Nuno Tavares brings the ball down on the left as Embleton comes over to take the ball. He slips into a tackle, but Tavares pushes the ball around him and drives into the box. He hits the ball towards the near post, where Nketiah pinches in front of Doyle and leads the ball past Burge to the third Arsenal! 20:51, Michael Jones 48 min .: Stewart is examined by the paramedics and jogs a little to show that he can continue playing. Denver Hume plays as a left-back in a back four, with Winchester and Gooch being pushed further forward into midfield. 8.49 p.m., Michael Jones kick-off: Sunderland gets the game going again. The Black Cats hit the ball up at Stewart, who collides with Balogun and rolls over his ankle. 8:42 pm, Michael Jones Arsenal looked in complete control this half until Nathan Broadhead scored to 2-1. Sunderland then stormed forward and the Gunners seemed to lose all confidence behind them. He took a punch and Lee Johnson decided not to risk it in the second half. 20:34, Michael Jones 45 + 3 min .: Arsenal have conceded their first goal in the Carabao Cup this season, but lead to a goal with two at halftime. It looked like the Gunners would run away with the game after goals from Eddie Nketiah and Nicolas Pepe, but Nathan Broadhead got the guests one back and kept them in the game. 8.31 p.m., Michael Jones 45 min .: three minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half. 20:30, Michael Jones 43 min .: Save! Cedric puts in another flank from the right wing and finds Pepe, who flings her towards the rear post. The ball is cleared until Emile Smith Rowe hits one of the volleys and forces Lee Burge to make a sharp save to his right! 20:26, Michael Jones 40 min .: Mikel Arteta looks a bit worried on the sidelines when Odegaard locates Pepe in the penalty area. Cedric helps out again with an overlapping run and Pepe pushes the ball to him. The right full-back hits a cross, but Wright makes it first, clearing the threat to Sunderland. Sunderland wins a free kick, who swings Pritchard right into the box. 20:21, Michael Jones 34 mins: The momentum is now at Sunderland. You win back-to-back corners, with the second from the right being flown in. Stewart wins the first header but can't generate enough force to reach the goal. He knocks the ball to the ground and Smith Rowe lifts it up for the Gunners. 20:16, Michael Jones 31 min .: game is on! Pritchard gets the ball pushed away by an Arsenal man in midfield before sliding around Elneny and squirting the ball at Stewart. Sunderland has a two-on-one game and Embleton pulls in White before passing it on to Broadhead in the penalty area. Leno comes out to bring him down, but the Sunderland striker lifts the ball over the goalkeeper and finds the back of the net! 20:13, Michael Jones 27 min .: Trouble for Sunderland! Odegaard plays the ball in the right inner channel to Pepe. He waits for Cedric to bomb forward at the overlap before giving him the ball. Cedric carries it towards the byline, attracting a number of Sunderland defenders before cutting it back to Pepe in the box. Pepe has time to find his way around before firing a powerful left shot on target, leaving Burge no chance of parrying him. 20:12, Michael Jones 26 min .: Nice game from Sunderland when Doyle Broadhead selects with a through pass. The striker takes the ball in the Arsenal box but drops it with Pritchard when he gets into trouble. Gooch comes forward on the left wing and takes the ball. Callum Doyle passes the ball deep in his own half to Pepe. Pepe passes a pass to Smith Rowe, who passes the ball to Balogun on the left side of the box. Balogun tries to steer the ball into the lower corner, but his side foot is blocked by Burge. 20:08, Michael Jones 23 min .: Chance! 20:08, Michael Jones 23 min .: Chance! 20:08, Michael Jones 23 min .: Chance! Arsenal are a big threat for the future, Sunderland will have to hold out as long as possible, another goal for the home side would be a killer. Pepe brings the ball over Arsenal's right wing and Cedric offers an option on the overlap. The defender gets the ball and he whips a good cross over and takes out Balogun. 20:06, Michael Jones 20 min .: Eddie Nketiah has scored in each of his last three league cup games and has now scored five goals in his last five cup games at the Emirates Stadium. 20:04, Michael Jones 17 minutes: Arsenal take the lead! You win a free kick to the right of Sunderland's box and Martin Odegaard delivers it into the box. It is floated to the rear post where Lee Burge comes out to knock it for a corner. The corner is lashed into the center of the box and Rob Holding breaks his marker to win the ball in the air. He sends a powerful header on goal, but Burge jumps to the right and holds it out with a strong right hand. Unfortunately for Sunderland, the ball bounces high for Eddie Nketiah, who kneels it into the net from close range! 20:00, Michael Jones 15 min .: Close! 20:00, Michael Jones 15 min .: Close! A speed syringe on the left passes the ball to Smith Rowe, who sets it down to Balogun before Tavares flies forward and pulls the ball into the box. He tries a cutback and the ball hits Embleton as he tries to clear it. Instead, the ball loops up and hits the crossbar before bouncing off friendly for Pepe. He rolls the ball onto his left foot but shoots high over the goal. 19:57, Michael Jones 12 mins: Some nice passing games from Sunderland in the middle of the pitch allow Carl Winchester to get in on the right wing behind Tavares. The ball is threaded into him and he drives towards Arsenal. Nathan Broadhead runs between the two center-backs, but Holding intercepts the ball when Winchester passes it into the box. 19:55, Michael Jones 9 min .: Smith Rowe intercepts a pass in the middle of the field and tries to carry the ball into the last third of Sunderland. Rob Holding changes play with a pass to Pepe on the right wing. He brings the ball under control but there are no options for him in the penalty area and instead he passes it inside before Arsenal retreat. 19:52, Michael Jones 6 min .: Pepe runs in behind Lynden Gooch when Ben White fires a diagonal ball at him. Pepe knocks the ball down and walks towards the penalty area, but the offside flag goes high. Sunderland's Alex Pritchard takes the ball on the edge of the Arsenal box, takes it around a defender and blocks a shot, but leaves Bernd Leno with a simple save. 19:48, Michael Jones 3 min .: Folarin Balogun gets the ball on the left side for Arsenal and he drives up the inner channel towards the penalty area. Nketiah runs into the box from a central position, but Balogun loses possession thanks to a well-timed tackle from Bailey Wright just outside the box. 7.46 p.m., Michael Jones kick-off: The Gunners kick off the game with a long ball to Emile Smith Rowe on the left. He hits the ball to Eddie Nketiah, who is closed and forced to send the ball back to Nuno Tavares. Arsenal vs Sunderland: Here come the teams 19:42, Michael Jones The players make their way onto the pitch. Can League One's Sunderland shock Arsenal and the Carabao Cup semi-finals? 19:38, Michael Jones The players warmed up at the Emirates Stadium before kick-off at 7.45 p.m. Sunderland have not lost a league cup game since August 2018 when they lost 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday. 7:35 p.m., Michael Jones Sunderland wants to reach the League Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2013/14. The Black Cats have played their last three League Cup away games against London clubs, a run that ended with a 3. started -2 ​​win at Arsenal in November 2002. Arsenal vs Sunderland: Arsenal will not use the Covid mayhem as an excuse for losing form 19:32, Michael Jones Arsenal will not use the ongoing Covid interruption as an excuse for losing form, says manager Mikel Arteta. The Gunners were one of the clubs that did the best in the recent Premier League outbreak and decimated the schedule along the way. Their 4-1 win at Leeds was the only top-spot game to survive on Saturday as the win ensured Arsenal would be in the top four at Christmas. Arsenal won't use Covid chaos as an excuse for losing shape, Mikel Arteta insists 7:28 p.m. this tenure. They most recently had a sustained series of goals scored in competition without a response, with a run of 15 between the 1987 final against Liverpool and their 1987-88 semi-final second leg against Everton. 7:25 pm, Michael Jones Arsenal have been unbeaten in their last eleven games with Sunderland since losing 2-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup in February 2012 - eight wins, three draws -. This is the first meeting of the teams since May 2017 in which the Gunners triumphed 2-0 in the Premier League. Arsenal vs Sunderland: Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has the greatest respect for Arsenal despite "father banter" 19:20 An outfit for Arteta's Arsenal in Tuesday's Carabao Cup quarter-finals that unwittingly drew the ire of part of the Gunners fan base with an ironic suggestion that he would like to play in the last eight against the North London club. Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has the greatest respect for Arsenal despite the "dad banter" at 7:15 pm. After winning a penalty shootout against QPR, Johnson joked, “I would love to have Arsenal away, or Tottenham, if not that [in the neighborhood]. And then we wait for the really big guns when it comes to two legs. ”Now Johnson can hardly wait for the game tonight and hopes that the traveling Sunderland fans can ensure a good mood. I think they are very fluid, they have a lot of young players and they have a good model. "They have recovered well from a bumpy start to the season and that just came through as they made it into the top 4." of the Premier League. “It's a great arena to play on Tuesday night. I think it will be a fair to large amount - I'm not sure of the exact numbers on the current Covid situation, but I know Arsenal rated it well and our guys are ready for it. 7:10 PM, Michael Jones There was talk of Albert Sambi Lokonga, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers potentially starting for the Gunners tonight, but the club has confirmed that all three players are out because they tested positive for Covid-19 became. Ainsley Maitland - Niles is another player who may be in the running tonight but is off the roster with a non-Covid-19 illness. 19:06, Michael Jones Eddie Nketiah has scored seven goals in eight league cup games for Arsenal, including four in his last four appearances at the Emirates Stadium. Nketiah recently turned down a contract extension to stay with Arsenal but whether he stays or leaves the 22-year-old will want to impress tonight. 6:59 pm Michael Jones Sunderland boss Lee Johnson talked about prioritizing the Carabao Cup over other knockout competitions this season, saying today's game is an opportunity to “get the club back on the Map ”. Johnson siad: I think you kind of have to choose your competitions, and we have a really good chance for the players on a great stage Papa John's Trophy this year in a very different way after winning last season, and we focused quite a lot on the Carabao Cup - something that worked to bring it to a really good occasion. “Despite my comments and bad dad jokes after the QPR game, this is going to be a really good stage for us as a football club to try and get back on the map a bit. It is one of the rare occasions that we go into a game as underdogs and the players will learn a lot from Tuesday - not only from the quality of Arsenal, but also to test ourselves against these elite teams. ”6:54 pm - Michael Jones Mikel Arteta embraces the changes as only Martin Odegaard and Ben White remain in Arsenal's starting line-up after Saturday's 4-1 win over Leeds. Bernd Leno returns in goal, Cedric Soares, Rob Holding and Nuno Tavares complete the defense. Next to Odegaard is Mohamed Elneny, while Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe, Eddie Nketiah and Folarin Balogun all start. Charlie Patino is the only new graduate from the academy to make it to the bank. Lee Johnson makes two changes to his Sunderland team, which faced Ipswich Town on Saturday. Lee Burge replaces Ron-Thorben Hoffmann in goal and Elliot John Embleton for the injured Leon Dajaku. 18:47, Michael Jones - Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 21, 2021 Lee Johnson's starting XI meets @Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium 🔐 #SAFC I #CarabaoCup - Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) December 21, 2021 Arsenal vs Sunderland: When is the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup? Time, TV station and How to Watch 18:40, Michael Jones The draw for the Carabao Cup semi-final will take place on Wednesday, a new winner is guaranteed to be crowned in February. Manchester City's stranglehold on the trophy was finally broken after four years as Pep Guardiola's team suffered a loss on penalties to West Ham in the fourth round. Sunderland is the worst remaining team. When does the Carabao Cup semi-final draw take place? Arsenal vs Sunderland: Arteta on the Covid situation 6:34 p.m., Michael Jones In his press conference before the game on Monday, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke about the current situation regarding Covid-19 and the possibility of having games canceled for a moment . It is very difficult for yourself and the way you have to do your job, it is very difficult for Vinai [Venkatesham - Arsenal Chairman of the Board] because he has a lot of meetings and a lot of responsibilities to try the interest of the club in the right way, it's difficult for the players, for myself, for the staff, because we don't really know who is available for what and we are all trying to help each other and too get the best of the situation. "We have to respect the decisions I made because we have to believe that those decisions are based, firstly, on the wellbeing of all of us, that we are involved, and secondly, because we have to protect the game, and that's important too. "[We need] to have a really positive attitude and your mindset needs to be ready that unpredictable things are going to happen - and stop complaining about anything that happens. But we also have to be prepared with plans B, C and D. "18:29, Michael Jones Mikel Arteta's side are the big favorites to advance to the semi-finals, although the Arsenal manager took this opportunity to take some of his early breaks Players and to give experience to some members of the youth team. 18 year old Academy graduate Charlie Patino is one of three young stars expected to make their A debut for the Gunners tonight in a draw against teams from the third or lower division, the only defeat to Bradford being in the 2012/13 quarter-finals 18:21, Michael Jones Today's game is the first of four Carabao Cup quarter-finals to be played in the next two. Tottenham meets West Ham tomorrow, Brentford meets Chelsea and Liverpool welcome Leicester to Anfield he League One is the only club that did not make it to the Premier League, Heach-Tra Iner Lee Johnson confirmed in a pre-game press conference that Leon Dajaku will be X-rayed after his injury against Ipswich Town and that there has been a positive Covid-19 test for an unnamed player in the Sunderland squad. Patino is said to be in action for Arsenal 18:19. Tom Kershaw Charlie Patino is the next Arsenal Academy graduate to follow in the footsteps of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe. After the excitement surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's dismissal, the Brazilian has filled the void brilliantly, scoring four goals in his last six Premier League games. We have to try to do this without losing the passion, energy and ability that he affects the game with the way he behaves on the pitch, he becomes his body, his speed, his technical ability to get away from you and you have to be careful because he can attack you one on one, he can attack your back, he can make movements away from the ball. 2:40 PM, Tom Kershaw Welcome to The Independent's live coverage as Arsenal host Sunderland in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Mikel Arteta's side have been in good shape lately, with three straight Premier League wins propelling the Gunners into the top four. The Spaniard is likely to switch line-ups tonight, with the club's focus firmly on a return to European football, although the Carabao Cup still offers a good chance of taking silver. Arsenal have benefited, at least in theory, from receiving the softest draw available, with Sunderland being by far the lowest team in the round of 16. However, Lee Johnson's side are now undefeated in their last seven League One games and will enjoy the chance to cause an upset in the Emirates.

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Rachel Riley wins £ 10,000 in damages for defamation of Corbyn's ex-advisor

COUNTDOWN host Rachel Riley has been awarded £ 10,000 in damages by a High Court judge after she sued a former advisor to Jeremy Corbyn for defamation. (Author: Gardener)

Rachel RileyWe use your registration to provide content in a way that you have consented to and to improve our understanding of you. We use your registration to provide content in a way that you have consented to and to improve our understanding of you. As we understand it, this may include advertising from us and third parties. As we understand it, this may include advertising from us and third parties. You can unsubscribe at any time. Ms. Riley, 35, the numbers expert on the Channel 4 show, took legal action against Laura Murray over a tweet she posted over two years ago. Ms. Riley, 35, the numbers expert on the Channel 4 show, took legal action against Laura Murray over a tweet she posted over two years ago. The High Court heard both women post tweets after the then Labor leader Mr Corbyn was hit by an egg while visiting a mosque in March 2019. Ms. Riley had a screenshot of a January 2019 tweet by Guardian columnist Owen Jones about a. posted attack on former British National Party leader Nick Griffin, who said, "I think some sound life advice is if you don't want eggs pelted you don't be a Nazi." She added "Good Advice" with emojis of a red rose and an egg. Ms. Murray later tweeted, “Today Jeremy Corbyn went to his local mosque for Visit My Mosque Day and was attacked by a Brexiteer. Rachel Riley tweeted that Corbyn deserves to be violently assaulted for being a Nazi.

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Rachel Riley receives compensation from ex-work worker

Countdown star Rachel Riley has awarded £ 10,000 in damages after suing former Labor complainant over a defamatory tweet. Riley, who recently welcomed her second child, sued a tweet from political advisor Laura Murray more than two years ago. The TV star, who is of Jewish descent, was a vocal opponent of then Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn for claiming he facilitated and promoted anti-Semitism in his party. (Author: Gardener)

Rachel RileyCountdown star Rachel Riley has awarded £ 10,000 in damages after suing former Labor complainant over a defamatory tweet. Riley, who recently welcomed her second child, sued a tweet from political advisor Laura Murray more than two years ago. The TV star, who is of Jewish descent, was a vocal opponent of then Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn for claiming he facilitated and promoted anti-Semitism in his party. Shortly after Corbyn was hit by eggs while visiting a mosque in March 2019, Riley posted a screenshot of a tweet by journalist Owen Jones about an attack on former British National Party leader Nick Griffin in which Jones wrote, "I think sound life advice is: If you don't want to be pelted with eggs, don't be a Nazi. "The moderator then added" good advice "on Twitter along with a red rose and an egg emoji. Corbyn's then advisor Murray responded with a tweet:" Today Jeremy Corbyn went to his local mosque for Visit My Mosque Day and was attacked by a Brexiteer (Brexit supporter). Rachel Riley tweeted that Corbyn deserves to be violently assaulted for being a Nazi, Riley said she was in Sarcastic in her tweet, didn't call Corbyn a Nazi and told the court that Murray's tweet had seriously damaged her reputation Supreme Court Justice Mr. Justice Nick lin, agreed in a judgment passed Monday, saying Riley was "entitled" to "justification". He stated that she understood that her tweet was likely to provoke, and that Murray slandered Riley by calling her interpretation of the tweet "facts". He also said he believed both women were honest in response to the outcome, Riley tweeted, “I am delighted to have won my defamation trial against Laura Murray, the former Labor Party complainant. This is the culmination of several difficult years for many Jewish people and allies.

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