Arsenal: Five memorable League Cup clashes

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The League Cup is the only domestic trophy to elude Arsene Wenger in his tenure at Arsenal.

Here's a list of five memorable games recently which he has been involved in:

5) Arsenal 6-0 Sheffield United- 23rd September, 2008:

Arsenal's youngsters rampaged to victory at the Emirates in the then-known-as Carling Cup third round with a crushing victory over Sheffield United. It was the game in which Jack Wilshere displayed his potential, at just sixteen years of age, adding the fifth goal along with A Nicholas Bendtner brace and a hat-trick from Mexican Carlos Vela.

4) Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Arsenal- 22nd january, 2008:

Arsenal were turned over by their north London rivals in the second leg of the Carling Cup in an embarrassing defeat seeing them lose 6-2 on aggregate. Jermaine Jenas and a Nicholas Bendtner own goal saw Spurs go in at half-time two-nil up before goals from Robbie Keane, Aaron Lennon and Steed Malbranque sealed the memorable win while Emanuel Adebayor was on the scoresheet for the Gunners

3) Bradford City 1-1 Arsenal (3-2 pens)- 11th December, 2012:

Thomas Vermaelen's late equaliser looked to have saved Arsenal's blushes against then League Two Bradford City after Gary Thompson had put the home side ahead in the first-half. A strong Arsenal line-up came unstuck in a dreadful performance including a horrendous miss from Ivorian forward Gervinho. Bradford were able to claim the historic victory in a shoot-out win after misses from Santi Cazorla, Marouane Chamakh and Vermaelen.

2) Liverpool 3-6 Arsenal- 9th January, 2007:

Julio Baptista scored four goals at Anfield to send Arsenal through to the Semi-finals of the Carling Cup. The Brazilian was on loan from Real Madrid and did little else impressive in his time at Arsenal but this performance will always stick out. He even managed to miss a penalty in the match in which Jeremie Aliadiere and Alex Song also scored. It was Liverpool's joint third worst defeat at home.

1) Reading 5-7 Arsenal (AET) 30th October, 2012:

An incredible game of football where Arsenal came back from a four-goal deficit to eventually win the game in extra-time. Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny had all scored to claw back Reading's advantage before Walcott's 96th minute goal levelled the tie. Chamak's extra-time strike gave Arsenal the lead but Pavel Pogrebnyak responded with a goal of his own to make it 5-5. Eventually the game was settled with Walcott completing a hat-trick and another Chamakh a strike in a thrilling encounter.

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