Doug Lishman scored a hat-trick and Cliff Holton notched twice in Arsenal's 6-3 over West Bromwich Albion.
Midfielder Peter Nicholas was born in Newport. The player was inspirational towards the end Arsenal's
1980/81 season as the Gunners claimed a spot in Europe via their League position.
After a brief stint at Arsenal, Allan Young moved across London to Chelsea.
Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was born in Essen. The German international joined the Gunners in July 2003.
Ian Wright scored twice as Arsenal dumped Norwich out of the Coca-Cola Cup at the second time of asking. Paul Merson also scored in 3-0 win.