Arsenal have been drawn to face the League two outfit Shrewsbury Town in the Third Round of the Carling Cup. A team Arsenal have only played three times in a competitive match. The most recent fixture was in February 1991 when Arsenal won 1-0 in an FA Cup tie at Shrewsbury.
The Gunners get off quite lightly compared to some other Premier League teams with Manchester United set to face old rivals Leeds United, and a mixture of top tier clubs locking horns: Chelsea v Fulham, Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers, Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur and Everton v West Brom
Matches to be played week commencing 19 September.
Full Carling Cup Third-Round draw:
Cardiff City v Leicester City
Wolves v Millwall
Chelsea v Fulham
Aldershot Town or Carlisle United v Rochdale
Arsenal v Shrewsbury Town
Burnley v MK Dons
Leeds United v Manchester United
Brighton v Liverpool
Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United
Manchester City v Birmingham City
Blackburn Rovers v Leyton Orient or Bristol Rovers
Swindon Town or Southampton v Charlton or Preston North End
Everton v West Brom
Crystal Palace or Wigan v Middlesbrough
Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers
Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur
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