A defiant Arsène Wenger rounded on his critics after another shaky performance from his Arsenal side brought a 3-1 win over Shrewsbury Town in the Carling Cup third round.
Manchester United and Manchester City should be untroubled, but Brighton, Millwall and Shrewsbury could all pull off memorable upsets The Carling Cup always throws up a mixed bag, teams who take it seriously, sides who don't, and invariably wish they had done the opposite.
Graham Turner believes Shrewsbury Town have an obligation to entertain at Arsenal on Tuesday night but he is also anxious for his team to avoid humiliation.
Arsène Wenger will rely on his coaching staff to erase Arsenal's defensive frailties, refusing to opt for a specialist to improve the Premier League's leakiest defence.
QPR's confirmation as Championship winners left only the configuration of play-off places to be settled and Nottingham Forest secured sixth place in the division in style with a 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace.