Newcastle Draw Arsenal Away in Carling Cup

Newcastle United have been handed a difficult tie against Arsenal away in the pick of the Carling Cup Third Round.
Newcastle beat Barnsley 2-0 in the second round to reach this stage and will now face Arsenal at the Emirates stadium.

It will be interesting to see what team Arsenal will select against Newcastle since the Magpies will have their strongest team available in a bid to win a trophy this year.


Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger – what team will he play against Newcastle?

It’s not the tie we would have asked for – but that’s the luck of the draw. However, Newcastle have faired quite well against Arsenal in recent seasons. However, with all the lower league teams still left in the last 32 it couldn’t have been a more difficult challenge for the Magpies.

The draw in full is as follows::

Blackburn v Birmingham
Reading v Liverpool
Manchester United v Coventry
Tottenham v Middlesbrough
Hull v Chelsea
Blackpool v Southend
West Ham v Plymouth
Arsenal v Newcastle
Luton v Charlton
Manchester City v Norwich
Sheffield United v Morecambe
Sheffield Wednesday v Everton
Fulham v Bolton
Burnley v Portsmouth
Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest or Leicester
West Brom v Cardiff

Ties to be played the week commencing 24 September.

Comments very welcome.

27 comments so far

  • arctoa (D.)

    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #1

    I’d rather play them now than later on, as they’re more likely to field a shadow side at this stage of the competition. With our experienced players, we should be a match for them.

  • Hadji

    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #2

    We have to face the top teams anyway,so why not now.

  • dan

    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Bring em on! We can take them!

  • Tetsuo

    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #4

    No problem…chelsea in the next round please..

  • ToonKing

    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Just our luck, but we can beat them, at least we have the bets match out of them all.

  • Hammy

    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #6

    I think most fans will fancy our chances…….if this had been last season we’d have had no chance….about time we showed the London teams the Toon are no pushovers!!! Roll on Wigan. Any team news????

  • Lamesley Mag

    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #7

    They could have made it easier for us, although history tells that Arsenal will field a young side so they’re beatable…..

  • Le

    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #8

    A Wenger will have to put out a good team to beat you, you have good strikers and midfielders with experience, will be a good match, so both set of fans should just enjoy the good footy.

  • newcastle fan

    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #9

    we always seem to get arsenal or chelsea lmao
    of course we will beat them easy peasy!!!:):)

  • Edd Case

    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #10

    there’s always next season….

  • apan

    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #11

    we can field out our first team, arsenal cant their too focus on europe, we in the other hand 😀

  • evil dick

    Sep 1, 2007 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #12

    will be an interesting match. howay the lads!

  • Rich

    Sep 1, 2007 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #13

    yep, this is an oppertunity to show everyone what we are made of.

    WE cant shy away from fixtures like this.

    At Least SKY SPORTS should finally show one of our games!!!! if they dont show this tie and they show Hull Vs Chelsea ill be livid.

    so far they have shown like 3 man u games, 3 spurs games, 2 sunderland games etc…eetc… and not 1 Toon game. Why do they have it in for us so much??

    Come on the Toon!!!

  • Grambo

    Sep 1, 2007 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #14

    Arsenel who??????????????????????

    I think beating them early on will give the lads the confidence to go all the way.

  • rebel gooner

    Sep 1, 2007 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #15

    we,l see but in fairness if ye cant get a result against an arsenal reserve team then ye wont deserve 2 win a trophy,still fancy us 2 win thou,, GOONERS

  • hadrian

    Sep 1, 2007 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #16

    we need to be able to go away against teams like this and cause upsets if we ever want to amount to anything .
    we’ve been the underdog many a time before and turned heads when we have won .
    looking at our squad on paper makes me smile , hasnt been like that for donkeys years .

  • Rich

    Sep 1, 2007 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #17




  • Rich

    Sep 1, 2007 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #18

    thats the most annoying thing ever, link dissapears 5 minutes from game , its on TvANTS but its downloading the program t 1.1 Kbps 😐 20 minutes until the prog is downloaded FFFFFFS

  • evil dick

    Sep 1, 2007 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #19

    toon dominating but failed to put away 5 or 6 good chances.

  • evil dick

    Sep 1, 2007 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #20

    well to be fair there was a goal dissallowed which should of stood, a clear penalty not given.

  • SteveD

    Sep 1, 2007 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #21

    @ Rich

    which servers have you added into TVAnts to receive – thanks

  • SteveD

    Sep 1, 2007 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #22

    Owen, header, 1-0 3 minutes to go

  • evil dick

    Sep 1, 2007 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #23

    get in. a well deserved win!

    Cacapa looked the business! Owen was quiet but scored, a good sign.

  • big pea ov the weab

    Sep 1, 2007 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #24

    bring it on i think we will do the gooners 1 -0

  • Johnny Utah

    Sep 2, 2007 at 5:46 AM

    Comment #25

    Hey, just two things about the Arsenal game…

    1. Arsenal’s focus is not on winning the Carling cup.

    2. Henry doesn’t play for Arsenal anymore and they are a shell of the offensive powerhouse they were 2 or 3 years ago. We have nothing to fear with our solid D now. Our back line will get better every game, so by the time they play us they will consider playing their best.

    If we want to play in Europe then we should be confident when we play the “big 4,” piss on Arsenal…

  • monkeychops

    Sep 25, 2007 at 2:59 AM

    Comment #26

    the toon’s going down!! We spanked many a prem team last year with our so called “kids”, and almost won against a full strength chelsea. With that experience, we’ll prob go all the way again and one better! Howay the arsenal!

  • james

    Sep 25, 2007 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #27

    NUFC is a has been club, u all know that ur gonna get dick wipped by arsenals 16 year olds tonite. jus cos u fill out st james every week to see owen limp off and ur players attempting to play the beautiful game does NOT make u loyal, just stupid.


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