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Arsenal draw Championship opposition in EFL Cup

They head to the East Midlands.

Nottingham Forest v Yeovil Town - Sky Bet Championship
No, they’re not going to take a boat to get there.
Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Did you know that the Capital One Cup is no more? Not the competition, but the name. The lower leagues have rebranded themselves as the English Football League, or EFL for short, and their Cup competition has, coincidentally, lost its sponsor. The venerable Rumbelows Milk Coca-Cola Worthington Carling Capital One English Football League Cup, or EFL Cup for short, did its third round draw today, in which Premier League teams finally join the fray.

The full draw is here, but to save you all that reading, Arsenal have drawn Nottingham Forest - not the actual forest, but the football team named after it. Forest finished 16th in the 24 team Championship last year, and after four games this season are 11th, with two wins and two losses.

The third round games will take place September 20th or 21st.