Wenger hails Gunners revival
Arsene Wenger says he is proud of the way Arsenal fought back from 4-0 down to defeat Reading 7-5 in an amazing Capital One Cup tie.
The Gunners were heading to a humiliating exit as the home side raced into a 4-0 lead but a goal by Theo Walcott just before half time gave them a faint hope the comeback could be on. Olivier Giroud pulled another one back midway through the second half before two goals at the death from Laurent Koscielny and Walcott took the game into extra time. Marouane Chamakh made it 5-4, before Pavel Pogrebnyak leveled matters again. With the game heading for penalties Chamakh popped up with his second and Walcott completed his hat-trick to cap an unbelievable night of football. "We went from disaster to pride because we came back in the second half with a decent performance," he said. "At one point all we had was hope because it didn't look like we'd go through. But we got the disastrous first half out of our system. "The ninth goal looked like the winner because Reading had given a lot and mentally were down. But we looked comfortable in extra time. "This competition was not one of our priorities but had we gone out in the way we could have, that would not have been one of my proudest moments. "I was very proud of the way we responded in the second half."