It may have attracted the lowest crowd to a competitive game since the Emirates Stadium was first built, but the League Cup does still have some positives to it.
Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Doncaster set them up with another home fixture against Norwich City in the fourth round of a competition Arsene Wenger is yet to win.
Despite the low number of fans in attendance, it the Carabao Cup gives us a chance to see some of the most talented youngsters and give our fringe players a run out.
Jack Wilshere managed to pick up his first 90 minute match in over 500 days, whilst Calum Chambers and Alexis Sanchez used the time to recover from injury problems.
The good news is that a date has now been set for the next round of the competition and Championship side Norwich will travel to North London on October 24th.
With a kick-off time of 7.45pm it allows Wenger another chance to utilise players that will require a rest just over 48 hours after playing Everton in the Premier League.
Swansea City will then be Arsenal’s next game after their hopeful progression in the League Cup, meaning Wenger will once again have to ensure his squad rotation is near perfect.