Arsenal will want to end November on a high by sealing a spot in the semifinals of the EFL Cup. The Gunners host Southampton in the quarterfinals of the League Cup, after finally finding some winning momentum in the Premier League on Sunday.
Having gone three games without a win, when Tottenham, Manchester United and PSG held them to draws, an Alexis Sanchez-inspired Arsenal got the better of Bournemouth at the Emirates to get back on course on the Premier League.
While they continue to battle for the title on that front, Wenger will also have an eye on the one major trophy he hasn't won in England – the League Cup, now known as the EFL Cup.
Getting to within two wins of that target will not be easy, because they will be up against a Southampton team that have looked good this season and one that have dumped Arsenal out of the same tournament before.
Two seasons ago, in the third round, Southampton handed Arsenal a 2-1 defeat, with Dusan Tadic and Nathaniel Clyne completing a come-from-behind victory.
While the team and manager have changed considerably since then, Southampton will fancy their chances of beating Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday.
Sofiane Boufal was the man that put Southampton in the quarterfinals, scoring the only goal in the previous round against Sunderland. Arsenal moved into the last eight with a fairly comfortable win over Reading, after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helped himself to a brace.
Arsenal have only faced lower division opposition so far in this season's EFL Cup – they beat Nottingham Forest in the third round – so it will be interesting to see how they fare against a Premier League side.
Arsene Wenger has used a mix of experience and youth so far, and while that should remain the same, the Arsenal manager will be tempted to name a stronger starting XI, especially considering the threats that Southampton pose.
EFL Cup schedule: Arsenal vs Southampton.
Date: Wednesday, November 30.
Time: 7.45pm GMT (2.45pm ET, 1.15am IST).
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London.
TV guide: India: Ten 3. UK: No live coverage. USA, Australia, Canada, France: Bein Sports. Singapore: Eleven Sports. Malaysia: Astro SuperSport. Japan, Germany: DAZN. Africa: SuperSport 5. Latin America: ESPN.