Before Arsenal face Manchester City on Sunday, the two teams will do battle at U23 level tonight.
Arsenal have gone three games without a win and will be determined to bounce back from the 3-0 defeat that they suffered away to Manchester United last time out.
When Arsenal last faced City in October it was something of a disaster for Steve Bould’s side, who had to play defender Taylor Foran in goal for the majority of the game as they ended up losing 4-1.
On this occasion Arthur Okonkwo is likely to start in goal, with Karl Hein having been on the bench for the first-team last night.
Omar Rekik and Miguel Azeez will be eager to prove that they are fit enough to feature, while it is possible that Reiss Nelson could receive another runout as he continues to be left out of matchday squads for the first-team.
Arsenal seemed somewhat unbalanced against United, although they weren’t helped by an early sending off for defender Daniel Oyegoke.
The young Gunners are fifth in the table, while City go into the game as league leaders, which demonstrates just how difficult a task this will be.
City have the likes of Liam Delap and Felix Nmecha in their side and thrashed Leicester 6-1 in their last game.
Tonight’s game kicks off a 7pm at Meadow Park. City will be showing the game live but only for their subscribers.