Arsenal draw Chelsea in League Cup semi-final

Wayne Rooney is coming into form in time for Christmas

Who will be facing Manchester City or Bristol City in the final will be decided over two legs, the first of which will be held at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal saw off West Ham to secure their semi-final spot, while Chelsea secured a late win against Bournemouth.

Although the Blues have struggled against the Gunners in recent times, defender Cahill dismissed the idea that their rivals will have a mental edge over them next month.

'But if you look at what's happened over the last 10-15 matches between us, we have had good games too.

The reverse fixtures take place a fortnight later, with Bristol City hosting Pep Guardiola's side on January 23 and Chelsea travelling to the Emirates Stadium on January 24. The first leg is at home and that will be massively important.

The only non-Premier League side in the quarter-finals, they snuck through with a stoppage time victor by Korey Smith to stun the Red Devils and knock the reigning Carabao Cup champions out of the competition.

On paper, there are two strong teams there that you would ideally like to avoid, and another that would pretty much give you free passage into the Carabao Cup final.

Arsenal have got the better of Chelsea in the last three matches between the two sides, including victories in the FA Cup final and Community Shield.

"We know it will be a tough test".

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