The countdown to the Carling Cup Final starts here.

Before every fixture you can take a trip down memory lane with some classic encounters against our forthcoming opponents. Click on the scores for match reports and click on the PLAY buttons to watch the best of the action from each game.

10/11: Birmingham City 0-3 Arsenal - Samir Nasri

BIRMINGHAM 0-3 ARSENAL, 2010
Van Persie's deflected free kick gave the visitors the edge and it was one-way traffic from that moment on. Birmingham could not handle Fabregas or Nasri and the latter doubled the lead before combining with his captain to set up an own goal.

10/11 Arsenal 2-1 Birmingham City - Samir Nasri

ARSENAL 2-1 BIRMINGHAM, 2010
Arsenal were stung into life after Zigic headed the Blues in front and levelled before half time thanks to Nasri's penalty. Chamakh was involved in an altercation before the break but his smart finish shortly after the restart sealed the points.

09/10 Arsenal 3-1 Birmingham City - Robin van Persie

ARSENAL 3-1 BIRMINGHAM, 2009
Arsenal flew out of the blocks and were two up inside 20 minutes thanks to classy finishes from Van Persie and Diaby. But Bowyer's goal before the break made this a real contest before Arshavin ended Birmingham's resistance.

07/08 Arsenal 1-1 Birmingham City

ARSENAL 1-1 BIRMINGHAM, 2008
A frustrating afternoon for Arsène Wenger's side. Adebayor's penalty broke the deadlock in the first half but O'Connor equalised and, despite creating a hatful of chances, Arsenal could not find a winner as Birmingham clung on for a point.





 

04/05 Arsenal 3-0 Birmingham City

ARSENAL 3-0 BIRMINGHAM, 2004
Arsenal's French stars were in full flow at Highbury and Pires gave the Gunners a first-half lead. But Wenger's side could not put the game to bed until Henry struck with 10 minutes left. The striker added a third for good measure.

 
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