Fumbling Arsenal Out Of Capital One As Swansea Take On Middlesbrough Tonight [8:45pm]

Wenger: Feeling The Heat
Wenger: Feeling The Heat

On Tuesday night, English Premiership side, Arsenal found themselves largely to blame as League Two side, Bradford City, took the win on penalties AET to move into the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, after three Gunners players missed their spot kicks with two hitting the woodwork.

Bradford City pulled off another one of their upset in the Capital One Cup (previously saw off another premiership side – Wigan) as they beat Arsenal 3-2 on penalties to qualify for the semis.

The Bantams took the lead after just 15 minutes thanks to Garry Thompson’s superb volley and both teams created further chances but were unable to take advantage of them.

Their defence almost managed to keep their Premier League opponents at bay throughout the second half, but Vermaelen scored in the 87th minute to force extra time.

Extra time remained goalless and penalties were required to separate the two teams, with Bradford prevailing thanks to three misses from their illustrious opponents via the boots of Marouane Chamakh, Santi Cazorla & Thomas Vermaelen.

Last night’s stinging defeat only serves to increase the pressure on under-fire manager Arsene Wenger.

In the other quarter-final match of the night, it was an all premiership affair as Norwich City fell 1-4 to Aston Villa. Day 2 of the Capital One Cup quarter-final tie will see Swansea City face off at home against Middlesbrough [8:45pm].