Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news for Gunners' Carabao Cup match – latest updates

ARSENAL will be looking to make it three wins in a row as they take on AFC Wimbledon in an enticing Carabao Cup tie tonight at the Emirates.

The Gunners are coming off the back of wins over Norwich and Burnley but the Wombles will be looking to upset the apple cart in north London.

  • Start time: 7.45pm BST
  • TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Football
  • Arsenal XI: To follow
  • AFC Wimbledon XI: To follow

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What time does Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon kick off?

  • Arsenal take on AFC Wimbledon on Wednesday, September 22.
  • The match kicks off at 7.45pm.
  • It will be played at the Emirates Stadium.
  • Arsenal have never played AFC Wimbledon. Their last meeting against Wimbledon came in 2000 when a double from Nwankwo Kanu saw them run out 3-1 winners at Selhurst Park.

What TV channel is Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon on and can I live stream it?

  • Unfortunately, Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon is not on TV in the UK.
  • Man Utd vs West Ham is the tie that has been chosen for live TV coverage.
  • However, you can watch all the goals as they go in on Sky Sports News.
  • Sam Dymond


  • Sam Dymond


  • Sam Dymond


  • Sam Dymond


    It's 38 years since Arsenal last lost a home League Cup tie against a side from a lower division, a 2-1 4th Round defeat to Walsall – then of the third tier – in November 1983.

    Since then, the Gunners have won 30 and drawn three of their home League Cup matches against clubs from outside the top flight, winning the last 12 in a row by an aggregate score of 38-5.

  • Sam Dymond


    After their less than impressive start to the season, Arsenal made it back-to-back wins with victory at Burnley on Saturday.

    Martin Odegaard's first half free-kick was the difference between the teams at Turf Moor as new signing Aaron Ramsdale kept his third clean sheet in as many appearances since arriving at the club.

    However, the 23-year-old was thankful to VAR for overturning a penalty decision after referee Anthony Taylor had initially adjudged the Arsenal goalkeeper of having brought down Matej Vydra.

    In League One, Wimbledon slipped to a 1-0 home defeat to Plymouth as Ryan Hardie netted the game's only goal two minutes after half-time.

    It was a rare low-scoring contest for Mark Robinson's Dons, whose games this season have featured a division-high of 28 goals.

    Ayoub Assal came closest to nicking an equaliser, but passed up a double opportunity towards the end of a game that saw the South Londoners drop out of the play-off zone.

    Martin Odegaard curls in Arsenal's winner at Turf Moor.
  • Sam Dymond


    Good evening and welcome to the Emirates Stadium for SunSport’s live coverage of the Carabao Cup third round tie between Arsenal and AFC Wimbledon.

    Think Arsenal against Wimbledon and classic top-flight memories come to mind. Alan Smith and Ian Wright plundering goals; Robbie Earle rising like a salmon; perhaps even that time Vinnie Jones ghosted in at the far post to volley home at Highbury.

    Yet such meetings were consigned to the past 20 years ago when the Football Association sanctioned Wimbledon’s relocation to Milton Keynes. Tonight, the clubs meet for the first time since AFC Wimbledon were reborn from its indefensible rubble in 2002.

    In the two decades since, the Dons have summoned the spirit of their predecessors by climbing from the Combined Counties League to the third tier of English football, and – perhaps most importantly – finding their way back home to a newly built Plough Lane.

    Much has changed since the beginning of the 21st century for Arsenal too. The season after AFC Wimbledon’s inception, the Gunners would go the entire Premier League season undefeated to take the title in style – but such glory seems a long time ago now.

    The Gunners rarely took the League Cup seriously back then, often using the competition as an opportunity to blood their latest line of young talent, but – in 2021 – it most likely represents their best chance of silverware.

    A strong Arsenal team destroyed West Bromwich Albion 6-0 at the Hawthorns in Round Two to register a first win of the season, and Mikel Arteta will expect another emphatic result tonight even if he opts to make wholesale changes.

    Mark Robinson’s Dons, meanwhile, have already won away at Charlton and Northampton to reach this stage of the tournament. Another scalp on the road this evening would perhaps be the most thrilling chapter yet in this club’s incredibly story.

    The game gets underway at 7.45pm and we’ll bring you news of the starting line-ups as part of the pre-match build-up.

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