Arsenal have recently done their utmost to shed the misery after a somewhat disappointing start to the season. A win over Bournemouth, followed by a strong comeback against FC Koln helped bandage the wounds, but it was the battling draw against Chelsea which will warm the cockles of Gooners everywhere.

The end of a horrific run of away results versus the established Top6 sides was ended, and this was all done without the services of our star players, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. The Chilean made a second half cameo but was largely ineffective, and Mesut Ozil missed out altogether with a slight knee strain. The performance from the team was impressive though.

We competed in all areas of the park, and had much of the game. Even in the most contentious of areas of our team - the centre of the park - Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey dealt with the threat of the home team incredibly well.

It was as if Arsene Wenger actually called the tactics correctly.

Now, confidence can be easily seeped away, so this match against clear underdogs Doncaster Rovers is one we should seek to comprehensively win. The Carabao Cup is one that Arsene Wenger has never won, and if we can get to the latter stages of the tournament whilst utilising the fringes of our squad - then our main targets won’t be harmed.

So, just like our match against FC Koln in the Europa League, we can expect to see some of the lesser-spotted players in our team. This is half the fun of fixtures such as this, but even though our win over Cologne was achieved without the majority of our first eleven - it was still a strong team.

Will this game see the same?

Reiss Nelson and Jack Wilshere will be two names who should be first on the teamsheet. With Nelson eager to show his amazing displays in the Under-23’s are transferable to the first team, and Jack fighting for match fitness, these two should play.

Then there is the likes of Ainslie Maitland-Niles, Jo Willock and Calum Chambers who should get the nod and have more than enough for League One Doncaster. What of the rest of the side though?

You would suspect that Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud would get starts, but after the aforementioned players, who gets the remaining slots is anyone’s guess.

Mohamed Elneny is a good shout in the centre, and ‘Cup Keeper’ David Ospina should take the gloves once more, but if we are honest, the blooding of some promising youngsters is just as important as our chances. Plus, they should have more than enough in the tank to grab a win as they glean valuable experience.

Doncaster Rovers aren’t exactly banging on the door to regain their Championship status. They reside in 19th spot in League One, with just six points to their name. Their last result was a disappointing 1-0 home loss to Rochdale, so we should be facing a side with their priority facing firmly on improving their League position. A cup run can sometimes be the catalyst for recovery though, so we cannot go into the game thinking it will be a cakewalk.

It would be fantastic to exorcise the demons of Birmingham in 2011 and Chelsea in 2007. I would be happy just to continue the happier vibes and see some of our kids do well. The mystery of the team selection will keep everyone guessing, and with West Brom and then BATE Borisov on the near horizon, the youth of Arsenal could well get the chance to shine.

Predicted Team - Ospina, Chambers, Mertesacker, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Wilshere, Willock, Walcott, Nelson, Giroud

Predicted Scoreline - 3-0 to The Arsenal