Watson, Kelly, Obita and Samuel get the nodManager Jaap Stam has handed starts to former Academy quartet Liam Kelly, Tennai Watson, Jordan Obita and Dominic Samuel at the Emirates as they take on Arsenal in the fourth round of the EFL Cup.
Winger Yakou Meite, who played the first half for the Under-23s against Sunderland on Sunday, is available again for the first team after a spell on the sidelines – and takes a seat on the bench.
Omani goalie Ali Al-Habsi wears the armband this evening to captain the side.
Reading: Al-Habsi (c), Watson, Obita, L.Moore, Blackett, Kelly, Van den Berg, Evans, McCleary, Harriott, Samuel.
Subs: S.Moore, Swift, Wieser, Kermorgant, Meite, Quinn, Gravenberch.