a reward for seeing off West Brom on Tuesday, Arsenal’s Carling Cup youngsters have been drawn against Liverpool for a fourth-round tie.

Unlike the past two seasons, Wenger’s kids have been denied a comfortable task for a place in the quarter-finals but like three seasons ago, the young Gunners will have to settle a big showdown with Rafa Benitez’s men at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal stormed the reds impressively with a 6-3 win at Anfield in 2006/07 but are likely to face a sterner test in the tie which will be played on either 27 or 28 October.

Fourth round draw:

Blackburn Rovers v Peterborough United

Manchester City v Scunthorpe United

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton

Barnsley v Manchester United

Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers

Sunderland v Aston Villa

Arsenal v Liverpool

Portsmouth v Stoke City

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