Unai Emery offers thoughts on Arsenal-Tottenham Carabao Cup clash

Unai Emery is delighted that Arsenal’s Carabao Cup win over Blackpool has booked a quarter-final clash with rivals Tottenham .

A much-changed Gunners side wasn’t at its best as it recorded a nervy 2-1 win over the League One side, thanks to goals from Stephane Lichtsteiner and Emile Smith Rowe.

That has booked a last eight clash against Mauricio Pochettino’s men in mid-December at the Emirates – two weeks after the duo face off at the same ground in the Premier League.

And Emery is already looking forward to the games and believes home advantage will be key.

“We are for this title and we are going to play against the big teams and it will be a moment to play my first derby game, said Emery.

"I think it is important that the game is here at the Emirates in front of our fans and it is a game we can win.

"This is the moment for an incredible moment but only one can win."

Emery will be able to field midfielder Matteo Guendouzi against Spurs, despite his red card in the win over Blackpool.

The young Frenchman has been banned for one match and will miss the league clash with Liverpool on Saturday, after the FA clarified their rules.

But Emery refused to criticise the youngster over his dismissal.

“That is football,” he said. “Perhaps it is down to experience but he is playing the way I want him to play.

“When you are playing on the pitch you can have positive things or negative things like an injury or a card. We have a lot of players looking to take responsibility so we will prepare with other players.”

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