Gunners face Reds in Carling Cup draw

Heavyweights Arsenal and Liverpool have been drawn together in the fourth round of the Carling Cup, while Manchester United are to be reunited with former striker Mark Robins when they visit Barnsley.

Seven-time winners Liverpool face a tough trip to the Emirates, where Arsene Wenger’s latest batch of talented youngsters are again expected to be on duty.

New Tykes boss Robins, meanwhile, will be hoping his side can replicate their FA Cup run of 2008 when they accounted for two of the ’big four’ in the shape of Liverpool and Chelsea.

United visit Oakwell in one of the three matches featuring Coca-Cola Championship sides.

The other two see Peterborough travel to Blackburn and Scunthorpe head to Eastlands to face the riches of Manchester City.

There are four other all Premier League meetings, with Chelsea hosting Bolton, Aston Villa visiting Sunderland, Portsmouth entertaining Stoke and Tottenham at home to Everton.

All games are to be played the week commencing October 26.

CARLING CUP FOURTH DRAW:

Blackburn v Peterborough,

Man City v Scunthorpe,

Tottenham v Everton,

Barnsley v Man Utd,

Chelsea v Bolton,

Sunderland v Aston Villa,

Arsenal v Liverpool,

Portsmouth v Stoke.

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