Charlie Nicholas states his prediction for Arsenal v Blackpool
The Arsenal legend is tipping the Gunners to ease past Blackpool in the Carabao Cup fourth round
Charlie Nicholas is confident Arsenal will ease to a resounding 4-0 win over Blackpool in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Wednesday night.
The Gunners will welcome the League One side as Unai Emery’s side look to make an immediate return to winning ways in the League Cup at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw with London rivals Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last weekend to bring to an end their 11-game winning run in all competitions.
The Gunners have still managed to score 10 times in their last three Premier League games to underline their attacking prowess under the Spanish head coach.
The north London side are the Premier League’s second-highest goal-scorers so far this season, netting 24 times in 10 outings to leave them in fourth place in the table.
Blackpool, on the other hand, have conceded just 12 times in 15 games in League One but the Tangerines haven’t faced a team with the Gunners’ attacking talent.
Former Arsenal playmaker Nicholas believes Arsenal will secure a resounding 4-0 victory over Blackpool in the League Cup fourth round at The Emirates on Wednesday night.
“It’s a very good draw for Arsenal, who can afford to make a number of changes. With the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck to come in there’s more than enough there to get a convincing result against Blackpool, especially at the Emirates,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“I don’t see too many problems for the Gunners here.”
Arsenal lost 2-0 to defending Premier League champions Manchester City at The Emirates in their season opener.
The Gunners slumped to a 3-2 defeat by Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge to make an underwhelming start to the Premier League campaign under Arsene Wenger’s replacement.
However, Emery’s side responded with seven successive Premier League victories to hoist themselves up to fourth place in the Premier League table.
Arsenal will face a real examination of their progress at The Emirates next weekend when second-placed Liverpool FC make the trip to the English capital to take on the Gunners on Saturday evening.
Liverpool FC are unbeaten in their opening 10 games of the Premier League season, having beaten Tottenham and drawn with Chelsea FC and Manchester City this term.