After knocking out Liverpool from the Competition, Arsenal will continue will their journey of pursuit for Carabao Cup when they face Manchester City in the Quarter Finals.
Mikel Arteta’s boys saw off Liverpool on penalties to reach the last eight. They will now get a chance to renew their onslaught on noisy neighbors after they got the better of Guardiola in the FA Cup semi-finals last season en route to winning that trophy.
Tottenham face an away trip to Championship side Stoke City, who knocked out last year’s finalists Aston Villa, while Brentford will host Newcastle in the club’s first League Cup quarter-final match.
The Gunners came close to winning the crown in 2018/19, but were beaten by Premier League rivals Chelsea in the final.
Mikel Arteta’s side were knocked out by Olympiacos last season, so will be keen to improve on that this time around.
The Gunners are joined in the group stage draw by north London rivals Tottenham, who overcame Maccabi Haifa in their play-off on Thursday, and Leicester City, who fell agonisingly short in their top four quest last season.
Scottish sides Celtic and Rangers are also in the hat, in what promises to be an intriguing group stage round.
With Arsenal among the top seeds and unable to draw any team from the same country, they avoided Spurs and Leicester, but were pitted against European heavyweights AC Milan from Pot 3.
The Gunners also got Azerbaijani side Qarabag as their opponents from Pot 2, whilst a trip to Sivasspor awaits, with the Turkish club coming out of Pot 4.
Once the real draw is made this afternoon, fans won’t have long to wait until they see their teams in action as there is a gap of less than three weeks before the group stages get underway.