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Reading vs. Arsenal: 6 Things We Learned in Capital One Cup

One of the most insane League Cup matches in the competition's history ended with Arsenal winning 7-5 after extra time against Reading in their Capital One Cup fifth-round tie at the Madejski Stadium.

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Yi-Long1451d ago

1: Walcott always deserves to start the game. This season he's rarely had that opportunity, probably because Wenger might want to pressure him into signing a new deal or whatever, but to me that seems completely the wrong way to do it,

2: Giroud and Chamakh looked dangerous when they were playing alongside eachother. My guess is they both work better in a 2-striker system. Maybe worth looking into that option, especially with Walcott wanting to play as a striker, Gervinho and Ox who are out injured, and Arshavin being not worthy of playing for Arsenal.

3: Speaking of Arshavin, I noticed both this article as well as mentioning he had a good game. I admit I only watched the 2nd half and the extra-time, but I barely saw him do anything do. He was either running head down into a pack of defenders, or just giving the ball away to the wrong color. I thought that once again he was horrible.

A few flashes of so-called brilliance don't mean much to me if 90% of what you do the rest of the game is poor.

4: I think the start of the season showed Arsenal needs Vermaelen to play as a center-back.