Tuesday night’s incredible Capital One Cup comeback against Reading equalled the record for the most goals scored in an Arsenal game.

The 7-5 victory at the Madejski Stadium was only the fourth time that a match involving Arsenal had yielded 12 goals - and the first time since an 11-1 home win against Darwen in the FA Cup in 1932.

Tuesday's game was only the fourth time since the turn of the century that there have been nine or more goals in an Arsenal game.

There were 10 when Arsène Wenger's team were beaten by Manchester United last season, and nine in both the 6-3 League Cup win over Liverpool in 2007, and the 5-4 triumph at Tottenham in 2004.

Both Johan Djourou and Theo Walcott played in those high-scoring games at Liverpool, United and Reading.

There were two other notable stats from Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie. Amid the drama Thomas Eisfeld and Jernade Meade came off the bench to make their first-team debuts for Arsenal.

Highest scoring Arsenal games
Season Opponent For Against Venue Result Total Goals Competition
2012/13 Reading 7 5 A W 12* League Cup
1931/32 Darwen 11 1 H W 12 FA Cup
1899/1900 Loughbrough 12 0 H W 12 League
1929/30 Leicester City 6 6 A D 12 League
1896/97 Notts County 4 7 A L 11 League
1932/33 Sheffield United 9 2 H W 11 League
1927/28 Sheffield United 4 6 A L 10 League
1930/31 Grimsby Town 9 1 H W 10 League
1932/33 Leicester City 8 2 H W 10 League
1952/53 Bolton Wanderers 6 4 A W 10 League
1956/57 Manchester City 7 3 H W 10 League
1962/63 Blackburn Rovers 5 5 A D 10 League
2011/12 Manchester United 2 8 A L 10 League
2006/07 Liverpool 6 3 A W 9 League Cup
2004/05 Tottenham 5 4 A W 9 League

*After extra time

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