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

Arsenal 2-0 West Brom: 22 Sep, 2009

Academy man Watt opens the scoring before Vela seals the deal in the second half.

Wojciech Szczesny: Arsenal’s young Polish keeper had already been making a name for himself at reserve level before making his debut here. He didn’t have a quiet evening, being called into action twice to deny Simon Cox and Robert Koren. A couple of months later he would go to Brentford on loan and enjoy great success, before returning to Arsenal and establishing himself as the club’s No.1. Currently on loan at Roma, though, with his Gunners career in the balance. 

Sanchez Watt: It was 18-year-old Watt who grabbed the opener on his debut after Carlos Vela’s shot had been parried by Dean Kiely. The striker came into this season off the back of a successful FA Youth Cup-winning run, but his career stalled somewhat after this. A succession of loan spells brought nothing but false hope, and after finally leaving for Colchester on a permanent basis, he jumped ship to Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League this summer. 

Gilles Sunu: Another FA Youth Cup winner who offered signs of encouragement with an energetic display. Like Watt, though, his Arsenal career fell by the wayside. After a couple of loans at Derby and French side Lorient he joined the latter on a permanent basis in 2011. After showing signs of settling in France alongside former Gunner Jeremie Aliadiere, he made two quick moves to Evian and then Ligue 1 new boys Angers in 2015.