Wenger's League Cup debutants: Vela to Van Persie, Sunu to Cesc

West Brom 0-2 Arsenal: 24 Oct, 2006

Another away win for Wenger's starlets, this time at The Hawthorns courtesy of Jeremie Aliadiere's double either side of half-time. 

Denilson: Born in the favelas of Sao Paolo, like many Brazilian footballers it was football saved him from poverty as his hometown side offered him a professional contract. Part of the squad that won the 2005 Copa de Libertadores and FIFA Club World Club, he moved to London looking for first-team football in a £3.4 million deal. Made 96 appearances in north London before the emergence of Jack Wilshere curtailed his playing time. After a loan spell with his old side he returned to Sao Paulo for good in 2013, then headed to the UAE with Al-Wahda this summer. 

Armand Traore: An early injury to Emmanuel Adebayor paved the way for Traore's Arsenal debut after 24 minutes of this game. The future Senegal international impressed enough to start the following matches against Everton and Liverpool, both semi-final legs against Tottenham and then the final against Chelsea (which the Gunners lost 2-1). After a loan spell at Portsmouth in 2008/09 Traore returned to the Emirates as a surprise first choice with injuries to both Gael Clichy and Kieran Gibbs. It didn't last, though - the former France youth international was shipped out temporarily to Juventus before QPR snapped him up permanently in summer 2011. 

Mark Randall: Just a cameo for the Milton Keynes-born yougnster here, but it would be the first in a string of appearances for Arsenal's first team. The midfielder played against Everton in the next round and earned two league appearances sandwiched in between a loan spell at Burnley, but it was his Champions League appearances against FC Twente and Porto that will really stick in the memory (for Randall, at least). It wasn't to be in the long-term, though - he later joined MK Dons and Rotherham on loan, then signed permanently for Chesterfield before leaving for Ascoli. Been back at hometown club Dons since 2014.  

Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle: 25 Sep, 2007

Late goals from Bendtner and Denilson send Gunners through to round four. 

Fran Merida: Francisco "Fran" Mérida Pérez signed for Arsenal aged 17 from Barcelona. Labelled as a younger Fabregas, he only appeared in 16 games for the club over three years. Left on a free for Atletico Madrid but made only 20 appearances for the Spanish side. After a loan spell at Braga and permanent move to Spanish club Hercules he joined another Atletico, this time Club Atletico Paranese in Parana state, north of Sao Paulo. Now in Spain's second tier with Huesca.  

Sheff United 0-3 Arsenal: 31 Oct, 2007

Eduardo at the double and Denilson on song as Gunners sail to a comfortable victory at Bramall Lane.

Kieran Gibbs: The converted left winger has done good at Arsenal. Played twice in the season's cup campaign before joining Norwich on loan for a short spell at Carrow Road. A mixture of injuries, Gael Clichy and Armand Traore hampered his progress at the Emirates Stadium, but the England man is still very much in Wenger's first-team picture. 

Henri Lansbury: The former England U21 man will always regret never really making it at Arsenal (but he did alright, even with that hair). The talent was certainly there for the creative young midfielder, but a regular stream of imported talent eventually left Lansbury in the cold at the Emirates. Played eight times for the Gunners over five seasons, wedged in between loan spells with Scunthorpe, Watford, Norwich and West Ham. But with first-team opportunities clearly limited for good he joined Nottingham Forest for around £1 million in summer 2013. 

Nacer Barazite: Born in Arnheim to a Dutch mother and Moroccan father, Barazite started his career as a youth player with NEC Nijmegen. Joining Arsenal in 2006, he made his debut at Bramall Lane after replacing Eduardo. He played in the next round against Blackburn at Ewood Park but dislocated his shoulder after 17 minutes and never played for Arsenal again. After loan spells at Derby and hometown team Vitesse, he signed for Austria Wien. In 2011 he top scored in the Europa League with eight goals, attracting the attention of moneybags Monaco, for whom he signed in a £4.5 million deal. His time in the principality proved to be a disappointment, though, as he failed to establish himself in the team amid a string of expensive signings. Loaned out to former club Austria Wien in 2012/2013 before returning to Monaco. After recuperating from a serious knee injury, joined FC Utrecht in the Eredivisie. 

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