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Arsenal to play Chelsea in League Cup fourth round

September 26, 2013 13:15 IST

ArsenalArsenal will reportedly play Chelsea in a fourth-round Capital One Cup match after winning 4-3 on penalties against West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday at The Hawthorns.

According to the BBC, penalty misses from West Brom players Craig Dawson and Morgan Amalfitano helped move the tie toward Arsenal, following which the decisive score by Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal confirmed the win for the visitors.

Before the penalty, Arsenal was drawn 1-1 with West Brom, with Thomas Eisfeld and Saido Berahino scoring for Arsenal and the hosts respectively.

The report mentioned that Arsenal would play Chelsea on October 28 and bring boss Arsene Wenger back into opposition with new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for the first time since Mourinho's return to England from Real Madrid.

Stating that he is proud of the players, Wenger said that the players showed that they could fight as well as being good footballers, adding that although the penalties were a bit of a lottery, he had decided to put young players during the penalty kicks and they coped well with the pressure.

Draw (Premier League unless stated):

Sunderland v Southampton

Leicester City (II) v Fulham

Birmingham City (II) v Stoke City

Manchester United v Norwich City

Burnley (II) v West Ham United

Arsenal v Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City

Newcastle United v Manchester City

Image: Arsenal players celebrate after winning the match

Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

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