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

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.