|Shrews draw first blood|
|Young Guns fight back|
The youthful Arsenal squad played well and responded accordingly to early pressure from Shrewsbury. Oxlaide-Chamberlain was wonderful to watch and is well on his way to a regular first team spot. Also, Francis Coquelin put on an impressive show. The only complaint from Arsenal fans may be that Ryo was given only 20 minutes in his debut, but i'm confident we'll see more from him in the future. Give credit to Shrewsbury Town. They certainly scared and silenced Emirates early on, and stunned the hosts with chants of "Are you Wrexham in disguise??" The Lions gave Arsenal plenty to do and the League Two side should be proud of their performance. Hopefully, Emirates will host them again before too long. Well Done Shrews!! And best of luck in the League!!
More Carling Cup News:
Man U trounced Leeds United 3-0. Stoke bested Tottenham 7-6 on penalties. Newcastle fought off three Notts Forrest comebacks to win 4-3. Bolton bettered Aston Villa 2-0 at Villa Park. The Wolves thumped Millwall 5-0 and Burley came back to beat MK Dons 2-1.
In today's fixtures, Championship Brighton take on Liverpool. The Bluebirds of Cardiff City battle Leicester City. Chelsea duel with Fulham and West Brom travel to Everton. Finally, the Manchester Millionarios take on cup holders Birmingham City.