North London giants Arsenal will have to navigate their way through Liverpool if they want to seal a place in the Carabao Cup final. The Gunners took a step closer to silverware in the competition with the 5-1 thumping of League One giants Sunderland at home on Tuesday night and they have been drawn against Merseyside outfit Liverpool after the last four draw was made on Wednesday night.


The Gunners are one of the four teams in the Carabao Cup this season thanks to the big win over the Black Cats made possibly by the treble from Eddie Nketiah. The young Englishman has a very good record in the Carabao Cup and his hattrick against the League One team took his tally to 10 goals in nine Carabao Cup matches.

He scored his first goal of the game on 17 minutes from close range before Ivorian national team star Nicholas Pepe added a second Arsenal goal ten minutes later. The Black Cats made a game of it with the goal from Nathan Broadhead who’s on loan at the League One giants from Everton in the Premier League. Young Everton loanee Broadhead would later pick up an injury and he had to be replaced by left-back Denver Hume as the Gunners led 2-1 at the break.

Arsenal thereafter took the game away from the Black Cats with three goals in second half. Nketiah made it 3-1 to the Gunners in the 49th minute for his brace before he completed his treble nine minutes later to edge Arsenal 4-1 ahead. 18-year-old Arsenal midfielder Charlie Patino has been earmarked for a big future in the game and he wrapped up the 5-1 win with the fifth Arsenal goal thereby showing the fans a glimpse of his talent.

The Gunners will now face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup semi-finals after the Reds came from two goals down twice to draw 3-3 at home with Leicester City before winning 5-4 on penalties.