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 â€“ 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.
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