Double Mugsmashers week incoming + the tumbleweeds of the transfer window

It’s Friday and later on Mikel Arteta will meet the press ahead of our trip to Anfield on Monday. That’s a very difficult game as we know, and we’ll be playing the Mugsmashers twice next week because last night they beat Lincoln City 7-2 in their third round Carabao Cup tie.

The dates of the fourth round fixtures haven’t been announced yet, but the games are scheduled to be played ‘in the week commencing September 28th’. Which is the very date we play them in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp said last night, “Thank God we have two home games. Sorry, Mikel. You have to come to Liverpool twice!”

So, that certainly gives the manager something to think about for a fixture sandwiched between a game against the Champions and a home fixture against Sheffield United – who we know fine well are a good team after our encounters with them last season. My predicted line up for the Carabao Cup tie against Liverpool is as follows:

Runarsson, Saliba, A chair, Kolasinac, Cedric, Three small boys wearing a big kit to look like a grown up, Willock, Nelson, Nelson from the Simpsons, Steve, Lacazette.

Subs: John Lukic, Not Guendouzi, Not Ozil, the world keepy-uppies champion,…