Mikel Arteta will face former mentor Pep Guardiola after Arsenal were drawn against Manchester City in the EFL Cup quarter-finals.
Arsenal manager Arteta spent three seasons as as- sistant to Guardiola during an unprecedented period of success for City before swapping jobs last December.
The sides have met twice since then, with Arsenal exacting revenge for a 3-0 Premier League defeat towards the end of last season with a 2-0 win in the 2019-20 FA Cup semi-finals.
Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties after a goalless last-16 tie on Thursday, while City saw off Burnley 3-0 to stay on course for a fifth EFL Cup triumph in six years.
Elsewhere, Manchester United will travel to Everton in another all-Premier League tie and Tottenham’s reward for knocking out London rivals Chelsea is a trip to Championship outfit Stoke City.
Brentford are the other second-tier side remaining and host Newcastle United – penalty shoot-out winners against Newport County on Wednesday for a place in the semi-finals.
The last-eight ties will be contested over one leg on the week commencing December 21.
By: Daniel Lewis