Arsenal to face West Brom in the second round of the Carabao Cup

Arsenal are drawn against West Brom in the second round of the Carabao Cup while Aston Villa travel to League Two Barrow and Leeds take on Crewe

  • The second rounds of this season’s Carabao Cup have been drawn
  • All top-flight sides not in Europe this season have been thrown into the hat
  • Arsenal will travel to West Brom in one of the most notable games of the round
  • Leeds host Crewe, while Everton face an away trip to face Huddersfield
  • Aston Villa face League Two Barrow while Wolves play Nottingham Forest

Arsenal have been drawn to face relegated West Brom in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The full draw for the northern and southern section of the next stage of the tournament was announced after the first round came to an end on Wednesday evening.

All Premier League sides that are not competing in Europe this season were thrown into the hat for the second round.

Arsenal were drawn against West Brom in the second round of the Carabao Cup

Arsenal enter at the second round stage having not qualified for Europe this season

The Gunners will visit West Brom on the week commencing August 23 with the date of the game still to be confirmed. There are two all Premier League games to be contested in the second round, with Burnley travelling to Newcastle and Watford hosting Crystal Palace. 

The second round will provide some teams the chance to rest their top names against lower league opposition.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds face Crewe while Dean Smith’s Aston Villa will travel to Barrow

Everton face Huddersfield while there are two all Premier League contests in the round

Barrow who only returned to the Football League after a 48-year exile last year have a big name opposition in the form of Aston Villa.

Leeds United host League One side Crewe, Everton travel to Championship side Huddersfield while newly promoted Brentford face Forest Green.

One of the most intriguing games of the draw will see Wolves travel to play Championship side Nottingham Forest while newly promoted Norwich will face one of the teams hotly contested for promotion from the Championship this season in Bournemouth. 

The teams contesting in Europe this season will enter in the third round, with Manchester City looking to win the competition for the fifth season running. 

Pep Guardiola’s side won the cup last season following a 1-0 victory over Tottenham in April. 

Wolves face Championship side Nottingham Forest in one of the tougher games of the round

Carabao Cup second round draw 

Northern section 

Oldham v Accrington Stanley

Newcastle v Burnley

Wigan v Bolton

Huddersfield v Everton

Sheffield United v Derby

Stoke v Doncaster

Shrewsbury v Rochdale

Nottingham Forest v Wolves

Morecambe v Preston

Blackpool v Sunderland

Leeds v Crewe

Barrow v Aston Villa

Southern section

Brentford v Forest Green

Millwall v Cambridge

West Brom v Arsenal

Norwich v Bournemouth

Cardiff v Brighton

Birmingham v Fulham

Gillingham v Cheltenham

QPR v Oxford

Swansea v Plymouth

Stevenage v Wycombe

Newport County v Southampton

Northampton v AFC Wimbledon

Watford v Crystal Palace  

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