Arsenal have been handed a tough draw against Birmingham City in the FA Continental Tyres Cup quarter-finals.
Arsenal have dominated this competition since its inception in 2011. They have played in six of the seven finals so far, winning five. They are the current holders after beating Manchester City 1-0 last season.
Their path to the final this year, however, will not be an easy one even if their group was. Arsenal topped Group Two South with four wins from four, scoring 20 goals and conceding just two and their reward was the toughest runner-up available.
The match will be played on January 9 or 10, in between league games against West Ham and Chelsea.
FA Continental Tyres League Cup quarter-final draw in full:
- Manchester United v West Ham United
- Chelsea v Reading
- Manchester City v Brighton and Hove Albion
- Arsenal v Birmingham City