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Arsenal vs Chelsea LIVE updates: Express Sport brings you all the latest Carabao Cup semi-final score, goals and highlights

TEAM NEWS KLAXON

18:43: I’m not really sure what a klaxon is too be honest, but it’s something people say. Kind of like Bitcoin

All the team news from the Emirates will be arriving any moment now folks.

GUESS WHO?

18:40: OK, it’s not really a fun game when I’ve posted his picture above.

Anyway, new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan has arrived to watch tonight’s clash.

The ex-Manchester United man appeared in the quarter-finals for his former club and is therefore ineligible to make his Gunners debut.

But that hasn’t stopped Arsenal from plastering him over the programme and tweeting about him constantly…

HAVE YOUR SAY

18:35: If you want to vent your frustrations, or discuss any issues in the world of football (within reason), then get in touch!

You can either comment at the bottom of the page or contact me via Twitter using the hashtag #ExpressSport.

EVENING

18:30: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg from the Emirates Stadium.

Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City booked their place in the Wembley final on February 25 with a nervy 3-2 victory over Bristol City yesterday.

But will it be Arsenal or Chelsea who are tasked with stopping Pep Guardiola from winning the first of a potential quadruple this season?

Their 0-0 draw a fortnight ago disappointed, but I’ve got a sneaky suspicion that tonight will be explosive.

And no, I’m NOT contractually obliged to say that…

ARSENAL vs CHELSEA - PREVIEW

New signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan is cup-tied for Arsenal's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea.

The ex-Manchester United man appeared in the quarter-finals for his former club and is therefore ineligible to make his Gunners debut.

Aaron Ramsey (illness) and Nacho Monreal (leg) will be given every chance to be involved but Olivier Giroud (hamstring) and Danny Welbeck (groin) will definitely miss out for Arsene Wenger's side.

Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas will miss out for Chelsea.

Respective back and hamstring injuries mean they have been ruled out, but Andreas Christensen has been passed fit having recovered from the head injury he suffered in Saturday's 4-0 victory at Brighton.

Thibaut Courtois and Danny Drinkwater - both owing to ankle injuries - and Gary Cahill, because of a hamstring problem, face late fitness tests.

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