Sep 23, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Arsenal
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Southampton
Sanchez (14')
Rosicky (88'), Wilshere (92')
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Tadic (20' pen.), Clyne (40')
Wanyama (26'), Forster (92'), Pelle (93')

Ronald Koeman: Nathaniel Clyne "ready" for England recognition

Southampton's English defender Nathaniel Clyne (R) shoots to score their second goal during the English League Cup third round football match against Arsenal on September 23, 2014
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Southampton boss Ronald Koeman claims that Nathaniel Clyne is ready for an England call-up after his match-winning performance against Arsenal in the League Cup.

Ronald Koeman has claimed that Southampton's League Cup hero Nathaniel Clyne is "ready" for an England call-up.

Clyne's strike in a 2-1 win at Arsenal on Tuesday secured the Saints passage into the fourth round.

The 23-year-old has been overlooked by Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson thus far, despite impressing since joining Southampton from Crystal Palace in 2012, but his club manager Koeman is positive that Clyne has what it takes to be an asset for his country.

"I think he's ready," he told reporters. "He has a lot of experience, he is playing very well from the beginning of the season.

"He scored a great goal. I think his performance was very good and I think it's an option for the national coach and I'm very happy to have Clyney in our team because he brings a lot of experience.

"He brings a lot of spirit and I like to have and play with offensive full-backs. He shows that quality and it's very important for the team."

Regular England right-backs Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker both missed out on Hodgson's last squad through injury, with Arsenal's Calum Chambers and Everton's John Stones preferred to Clyne.

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