'Karma!' Tottenham's Danny Rose hits out at Arsenal
Dec 22 2018
Minutes later Alli was hit in the head with something as Arsenal were about to take a throw in.
The England worldwide said the unsavoury incident made his goal even sweeter.
Both Arsenal boss Unai Emery and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino have gone with strong line-ups for the crunch clash as the two clubs vie for bragging rights and the opportunity to move a step closer to silverware.
"Luckily, it wasn't a big issue", he told reporters. "We are giving young players chances but we need a high level in the squad". I respect the Arsenal fans, like I respect the professionals from Arsenal and I respect our fans. And don't forget, Arsenal did beat Spurs in the Premier League just a couple of weeks ago.
The sides met in the Premier League on December 2 but a pulsating 4-2 win for Arsenal at the Emirates was marred by a Spurs fan throwing a banana onto the pitch as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated scoring a goal.
"Football is emotion. In a derby, maybe this emotion is greater".
Arsenal nearly had a deserved equaliser before half-time, but Aaron Ramsey's first-time volley from an Alex Iwobi cross was somehow palmed off the post by Spurs backup keeper Paulo Gazzaniga.
"I say to them that in every match, we need to respect the opposition", he said. We never thought we'd see the day.
Chelsea will face Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup while Manchester City will face Burton Albion in the other semi-final match.
A clinical Tottenham side exposed Arsenal's defensive frailties on Wednesday night as the Gunners were defeated 2-0 at Emirates Stadium, though in the long run there will be plenty of lessons learnt from the comprehensive loss to their cross-town rivals, who scored from two of their three shots on target.