Season Review: Capital One Cup


Season Review: Capital One Cup

This week we're reviewing Arsenal's 2013/14 campaign - and we kick off with a look back at the Capital One Cup run.

Arsenal's consistency in the League Cup's various guises is impressive and they went into 2013/14 looking to extend a run of 10 consecutive quarter-final appearances.

It wasn't to be as a powerful Chelsea side emerged 2-0 winners at Emirates Stadium in October, but Arsene Wenger's policy of blooding promising youngsters did bring the club one more memorable victory in the competition.

"The young Gunners had to show their character... Olsson and Akpom scoring from the spot"

It came at West Bromwich Albion in September as a Gunners side featuring four debutants - Isaac Hayden, Chuba Akpom, Kris Olsson and Hector Bellerin - plus first-time starters Thomas Eisfeld and Ryo won a dramatic penalty shoot-out.

The third-round tie ended in a 1-1 draw, Eisfeld latching onto a fine pass from the returning Nicklas Bendtner to fire Arsenal in front before Saido Berahino equalised with a close-range header.

The young Gunners had to show their character and they did, Olsson and Akpom scoring from the spot before Nacho Monreal netted the decisive penalty.

Watch highlights from our win at The Hawthorns at the top of this page.

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