Arsenal have reached the League Cup Final for the seventh time in their history.

Arsène Wenger's side secured their place in next month's Carling showpiece with a 3-0 win over Ipswich Town on Tuesday night to overhaul the Championship side 3-1 on aggregate.

West Ham or Birmingham await Arsenal in February's Final and, although the Gunners will be firm favourites to lift the trophy, they have come a cropper in this competition in the past.

Scroll down the page to find out more about the highs - and the lows - of our previous League Cup Final appearances.

League Cup Final 1968 - Arsenal 0-1 Leeds United
Arsenal were emerging from the doldrums in the late-1960s but they had to suffer Wembley heartbreak twice before silverware returned to Highbury with the Fairs Cup in 1970.

The first setback came in March 1968 in their first League Cup Final appearance. The Gunners were the underdogs against a Leeds side that had contested a European Final the previous season and boasted a resolute defence.

Arsenal could find no way past them at Wembley and Don Revie's side snatched victory with a long-range effort from Terry Cooper.

League Cup Final 1968 - Arsenal 0-1 Leeds United

League Cup Final 1968 - Arsenal 0-1 Leeds United

League Cup Final 1969 - Arsenal 1-3 Swindon Town
You can blame the 'flu bug that swept through the Arsenal squad or the pudding of a pitch at Wembley thanks to the previous week's Horse of the Year show. But the facts speak for themselves - Arsenal were beaten by a side two divisions below them.

The Gunners were well on top early on but Swindon took the lead against the run of play in the 35th minute. A mix-up between goalkeeper Bob Wilson and defender Ian Ure let in Roger Smart and he took full advantage to give the Robins a shock advantage. They clung on until four minutes from time when Bobby Gould stooped to head home the equaliser and force extra time.

Arsenal looked likely to prevail after dominating so much of the game but they tired in the additional 30 minutes and Don Rogers fired Swindon back in front from close range just before the end of the first period. The same man ended Arsenal's resistance with 11 minutes left, collecting a pass from Smart to run through and jink past Wilson before slotting into an empty net.

League Cup Final 1969 - Arsenal 1-3 Swindon Town

League Cup Final 1969 - Arsenal 1-3 Swindon Town

League Cup Final 1987 - Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool
'When Ian Rush scores, Liverpool don't lose'. That well-worn fact got another airing after the prolific Wales striker fired the Merseysiders in front at Wembley in 1987 - and was then demolished as Arsenal roared back to claim their first trophy in eight years.

Charlie Nicholas was Arsenal's hero, prodding home an equaliser from close range at the end of a goalmouth scramble that saw him hit the post. And the Scot grabbed the winner near the end when he met Perry Groves' cut-back with a shot that deflected past Bruce Grobbelaar.

It was the perfect end to George Graham's first season in charge at Highbury and this triumph was a springboard to even greater success - Arsenal were champions two years later.

League Cup Final 1987 - Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool

League Cup Final 1987 - Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool

League Cup Final 1988 - Arsenal 2-3 Luton Town
Having lifted the trophy in 1987, George Graham's team were back at Wembley a year later as firm favourites to retain their crown against Luton Town. It didn't quite go to plan.

Brian Stein slotted Luton ahead in the first half as Arsenal struggled to get going but Martin Hayes equalised from close range and Alan Smith completed the turnaround just three minutes later. Arsenal poured forward but somehow failed to add to their tally as Hayes hit the post while Andy Dibble pulled off a string of saves.

The Luton keeper brilliantly pushed aside Nigel Winterburn's penalty with ten minutes left and the rejuvenated underdogs equalised through Danny Wilson before Stein snatched a late winner.

League Cup Final 1988 - Arsenal 2-3 Luton Town

League Cup Final 1988 - Arsenal 2-3 Luton Town

League Cup Final 1993 - Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Steve Morrow was Arsenal's unlikely hero as they completed the first half of a domestic Cup Double over Sheffield Wednesday.

John Harkes fired the Owls in front in the first half - becoming the first American to score in a Wembley Final - but Paul Merson's swerving first-time effort left Chris Woods grasping at thin air and hauled Arsenal back on level terms.

Merson was a major influence on the match and his run down the left paved the way for the winner. The winger's cut-back was only half-cleared by Carlton Palmer and Morrow thundered in a low shot to claim the trophy. His post-match celebrations were cut short though - the Irishman broke his arm after Tony Adams dropped him.

League Cup Final 1993 - Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

League Cup Final 1993 - Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

League Cup Final 2007 - Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea
This seemed a minor mis-match on paper - Arsène Wenger's youthful side against Jose Mourinho's expensively-assembled outfit - but the Gunners stretched Chelsea to the limit and even took the lead after dominating the first half.

Theo Walcott did the honours with a smart finish to register his first goal for the Club but Chelsea levelled against the run of play when Didier Drogba was given too much space to attack down the right and squeezed in a shot.

Drogba struck again in the second half with a thumping header and Arsenal had Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure sent off after a melee in the closing stages.

League Cup Final 2007 - Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

League Cup Final 2007 - Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

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