Arsenal booked a League Cup fourth-round tie against London rivals Chelsea by holding their nerve in a penalty shoot-out at West Brom.

Misses from Craig Dawson and Morgan Amalfitano swung the tie Arsenal's way with full-back Nacho Monreal converting the decisive kick.

The Gunners' Thomas Eisfeld had applied a cool finish to Nicklas Bendtner's pass to score after a dour first half.

But the lead was short-lived with Saido Berahino nodding in Steven Reid's ball.

West Brom had came close to a decisive goal in extra-time but Amalfitano hit the bar and saw an effort cleared off the line as he came within inches of saving himself from the spot-kick pain to come.

League Cup fourth-round draw

Capital One Cup

Sunderland v Southampton

Leicester City v Fulham

Birmingham City v Stoke City

Manchester United v Norwich City

Burnley v West Ham United

Arsenal v Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City

Newcastle United v Manchester City

All ties are scheduled to take place in the week commencing 28 October

Instead it will be this new generation of Arsenal youngsters who take on Chelsea on 28 October and bring Gunners boss Arsene Wenger back into opposition with Blues manager Jose Mourinho for the first time since the Portuguese's return to England from Real Madrid.

Wenger and Baggies counterpart Steve Clarke both named much-changed sides from their weekend Premier League games, with Arsenal giving Mikel Arteta and Bendtner starts alongside less experienced team-mates, and a disjointed first half followed.

Reid's cleanly struck free-kick demanded a stretching stop from Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in a rare moment of excitement, but the second 45 minutes proved far livelier.

West Brom appeared to be gaining the upper hand with Shane Long and Berahino threatening, before Arsenal halted their momentum with a slick opener.

Bendtner's precise pass pulled apart the hosts' defence and full debutant Eisfeld showed steady nerves to send goalkeeper Luke Daniels the wrong way and find the net.

West Brom restored some justice to the scoreline within 10 minutes.

Berahino, who scored a hat-trick in the previous round against Newport County, found a pocket of space in the much taller Arsenal defence to head home.

The England Under-21 striker fired over the top before the game headed to extra-time and, despite an entertaining half hour in which Arsenal debutant Hector Bellerin almost scored a memorable winner and Amalfitano went close, the sides could not be separated and had to decide the game from 12 yards.

Serge Gnabry's tentative effort on Arsenal's second penalty was smothered by Daniels but, after confident conversions from Reid and Morrison, Dawson and Amalfitano's misses gave Monreal the chance to stroke home the decisive kick and spark gleeful celebrations.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger:

"I am proud. We played with many young players and they showed they are not only good footballers but that they can fight as well.

"I decided to go for young players with the penalties and they coped well with the pressure.

"Of course, penalties are a bit of a lottery, but overall I think the most important thing is that we played well in the game and that the young players came out and showed that they can play the way we want to."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

West Brom

  • 19 Daniels
  • 02 Reid Booked
  • 04 Popov Booked
  • 14 Lugano Booked
  • 25 Dawson
  • 10 Sinclair
  • 17 Dorrans
  • 21 Mulumbu (Morrison - 91' )
  • 38 Berahino (Amalfitano - 101' )
  • 09 Long (Rosenberg - 91' )
  • 29 Sessegnon

Substitutes

  • 12 Camp
  • 03 Olsson
  • 23 McAuley
  • 28 Jones
  • 07 Morrison
  • 18 Amalfitano
  • 08 Rosenberg

Arsenal

  • 21 Fabianski
  • 04 Mertesacker
  • 05 Vermaelen Booked
  • 17 Monreal Booked
  • 25 Jenkinson
  • 08 Arteta Booked (Bellerin - 95' )
  • 31 Miyaichi
  • 44 Gnabry
  • 45 Isaac Hayden Booked (Kris Olsson - 84' )
  • 23 Bendtner
  • 42 Eisfeld (Akpom - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Viviano
  • 40 Bellerin
  • 20 Flamini
  • 53 Kris Olsson
  • 60 Alex Iwobi
  • 30 Park Chu-Young
  • 37 Akpom
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 18,649

Match Stats

Shots

25 12

On target

5 4

Corners

11 2

Fouls

17 14

Live Text Commentary

126:05 Penalty

Nacho Monreal scores a penalty. West Brom 3-4 Arsenal on penalties.

125:26

Spot kick missed by Morgan Amalfitano.

124:47 Penalty

Penalty scored by Chuba Akpom. West Brom 3-3 Arsenal on penalties.

124:05

Penalty missed by Craig Dawson.

123:31 Penalty

Penalty scored by Kris Olsson. West Brom 3-2 Arsenal on penalties.

122:54 Penalty

Penalty scored by James Morrison. West Brom 3-1 Arsenal on penalties.

122:19

Penalty taken by Serge Gnabry is saved by Luke Daniels.

121:40 Penalty

Penalty scored by Markus Rosenberg. West Brom 2-1 Arsenal on penalties.

121:05 Penalty

Nicklas Bendtner scores a penalty. West Brom 1-1 Arsenal on penalties.

120:17 Penalty

Penalty scored by Steven Reid. West Brom 1-0 Arsenal on penalties.

120:01

The referee calls the first player forward to start the penalty shoot-out.

120:00 +0:24

The match is going to penalties.

118:50

James Morrison manages to make a clearance.

117:50

Scott Sinclair takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

117:48

The ball is crossed by Markus Rosenberg.

117:28

Kris Olsson restarts play with the free kick.

117:13

Diego Lugano challenges Nicklas Bendtner unfairly and gives away a free kick.

116:34

Markus Rosenberg takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen.

115:16

Morgan Amalfitano takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the bar.

115:13

James Morrison sends in a cross.

114:12

The ball is delivered by Goran Popov.

114:03

Kris Olsson makes a clearance.

113:59

Morgan Amalfitano sends in a cross.

113:45

Hector Bellerin makes a clearance.

113:38

Craig Dawson makes a clearance.

112:23

Hector Bellerin takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

111:35

Hector Bellerin takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Luke Daniels blocks the ball.

109:50

James Morrison produces a cross.

109:45

Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

109:41

Corner taken by Graham Dorrans.

109:10

Markus Rosenberg takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Lukasz Fabianski prevents the goal.

109:09

Clearance by Thomas Vermaelen.

109:05

Goran Popov sends in a cross.

109:01

Graham Dorrans decides to take a short corner.

108:42

Stephane Sessegnon takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Carl Jenkinson gets a block in.

106:56

Luke Daniels takes the free kick.

106:17

The offside flag is raised against Nicklas Bendtner.

105:48

Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

105:46

Centre by Goran Popov.

105:01

The second half of extra time begins.

104:23

Chuba Akpom takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

103:52

Stephane Sessegnon sends in a cross.

103:33

Morgan Amalfitano produces a cross.

102:16

Graham Dorrans takes the free kick.

101:59

Foul by Kris Olsson on Scott Sinclair, free kick awarded.

101:57

Goran Popov manages to make a clearance.

101:15

Kris Olsson takes the free kick.

101:00

James Morrison challenges Chuba Akpom unfairly and gives away a free kick.

100:32

Clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

100:27

Luke Daniels takes the free kick.

100:16 Substitution

Substitution Morgan Amalfitano is brought on as a substitute for Saido Berahino.

99:48

Ryo Miyaichi challenges Steven Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick.

99:12

Thomas Vermaelen takes the free kick.

98:36

The referee shows Steven Reid a yellow card.

98:36 Booking

Booking

98:30

Steven Reid challenges Ryo Miyaichi unfairly and gives away a free kick.

98:13

Diego Lugano makes a clearance.

95:33

Stephane Sessegnon restarts play with the free kick.

95:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kris Olsson on Stephane Sessegnon.

94:45 Substitution

Substitution Hector Bellerin comes on in place of Mikel Arteta.

93:14

Ryo Miyaichi takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Luke Daniels safely holds on.

92:37

Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

92:16

Clearance made by Craig Dawson.

92:13

Ryo Miyaichi produces a cross.

91:01

The ball is crossed by Markus Rosenberg.

90:01 Substitution

Substitution Markus Rosenberg joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shane Long.

90:01 Substitution

Substitution James Morrison joins the action as a substitute, replacing Youssouf Mulumbu.

90:00 +3:18

The match has reached the end of normal time.

90:00 +2:07

Goran Popov manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:39

Craig Dawson makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:58

Carl Jenkinson delivers the ball.

90:00 +0:23

Clearance made by Graham Dorrans.

90:00 +0:20

Goran Popov manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:17

Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

89:44

Goran Popov receives a caution.

89:44 Booking

Booking

89:34

Foul by Goran Popov on Chuba Akpom, free kick awarded.

89:05

Header at goal by Per Mertesacker. Luke Daniels makes a block.

89:02

Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

87:57

Diego Lugano shown a yellow card.

87:57 Booking

Booking

87:52

Per Mertesacker fouled by Diego Lugano, the ref awards a free kick.

87:46

Diego Lugano manages to make a clearance.

87:20

Clearance by Steven Reid.

86:26

Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.

86:23

Steven Reid delivers the ball.

86:13

The ball is sent over by Steven Reid.

85:59

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Per Mertesacker gets a block in.

85:21

Free kick taken by Lukasz Fabianski.

84:58

Diego Lugano concedes a free kick for a foul on Per Mertesacker.

84:54

Free kick taken by Graham Dorrans.

84:22

Mikel Arteta shown a yellow card.

84:22 Booking

Booking

84:09

Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon.

84:01

Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.

84:00

Goran Popov manages to make a clearance.

83:47

Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Nicklas Bendtner gets a block in.

83:45

Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

83:42

Free kick crossed by Graham Dorrans.

83:25 Substitution

Substitution Kris Olsson replaces Isaac Hayden.

82:50

Unfair challenge on Saido Berahino by Isaac Hayden results in a free kick.

82:10

Serge Gnabry takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

82:09

Diego Lugano makes a clearance.

81:32 Substitution

Substitution Chuba Akpom is brought on as a substitute for Thomas Eisfeld.

81:03

Saido Berahino takes a shot and cleared the net.

80:04

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

80:01

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

79:57

Corner taken by Craig Dawson from the left by-line.

79:31

Headed chance falls to Diego Lugano. Blocked by Carl Jenkinson.

79:28

Corner taken by Graham Dorrans.

78:55

Shot by Scott Sinclair. Blocked by Carl Jenkinson.

77:16

Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

77:03

Mikel Arteta fouled by Graham Dorrans, the ref awards a free kick.

76:11

Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick.

75:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Thomas Eisfeld.

74:10

Lukasz Fabianski restarts play with the free kick.

73:48

Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Vermaelen.

73:43

Goran Popov crosses the ball.

73:01

Youssouf Mulumbu has an effort at goal. Blocked by Nacho Monreal.

72:59

Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

72:58

The ball is delivered by Scott Sinclair.

72:45

Isaac Hayden makes a clearance.

71:47

Clearance by Carl Jenkinson.

70:32

Assist by Shane Long.

70:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Saido Berahino - West Brom 1 - 1 Arsenal Saido Berahino heads the ball into the goal. West Brom 1-1 Arsenal.

70:26

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

70:23

Corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line.

70:03

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

70:01

Steven Reid sends in a cross.

69:57

Nacho Monreal manages to make a clearance.

69:54

The ball is sent over by Stephane Sessegnon.

69:21

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

69:19

Goran Popov delivers the ball.

69:17

Isaac Hayden manages to make a clearance.

69:16

A cross is delivered by Stephane Sessegnon.

68:56

Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

68:54

Scott Sinclair delivers the ball.

68:31

Clearance by Diego Lugano.

66:48

Per Mertesacker takes the free kick.

66:24

Foul by Graham Dorrans on Mikel Arteta, free kick awarded.

65:32

Serge Gnabry takes a shot. Diego Lugano gets a block in.

64:49

Ryo Miyaichi has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

64:41

Clearance made by Diego Lugano.

64:07

Shot by Goran Popov went wide of the left-hand post.

63:54

The ball is crossed by Shane Long.

63:03

The ball is crossed by Serge Gnabry.

60:58

Assist by Nicklas Bendtner.

60:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Thomas Eisfeld - West Brom 0 - 1 Arsenal Thomas Eisfeld scores with a right foot finish. West Brom 0-1 Arsenal.

60:48

Diego Lugano manages to make a clearance.

60:14

Header by Shane Long misses right.

60:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by Graham Dorrans.

59:37

Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. A parry by Lukasz Fabianski prevents the goal.

57:49

Isaac Hayden makes a clearance.

57:31

Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

57:26

Unfair challenge on Isaac Hayden by Shane Long results in a free kick.

57:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Thomas Vermaelen on Steven Reid.

56:58

Clearance by Craig Dawson.

56:53

Clearance by Stephane Sessegnon.

56:50

Clearance by Graham Dorrans.

56:48

Serge Gnabry crosses the ball.

56:45

Free kick taken by Carl Jenkinson.

56:03

Unfair challenge on Serge Gnabry by Scott Sinclair results in a free kick.

55:50

Clearance by Steven Reid.

54:41

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

54:39

The ball is crossed by Shane Long.

54:26

Clearance by Youssouf Mulumbu.

53:42

Header by Craig Dawson misses left.

53:38

Corner taken by Graham Dorrans.

53:11

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen.

53:00

Goran Popov manages to make a clearance.

52:16

Centre by Goran Popov.

52:10

Youssouf Mulumbu takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Mikel Arteta gets a block in.

52:08

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

52:05

Graham Dorrans crosses the ball in from the free kick.

51:18 Booking

Booking

51:18

Booking for Thomas Vermaelen for unsporting behaviour.

51:12

Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Thomas Vermaelen results in a free kick.

50:03

Per Mertesacker restarts play with the free kick.

49:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against Shane Long.

48:31

Free kick taken by Isaac Hayden.

48:16

Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Thomas Eisfeld, free kick awarded.

47:52

Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick.

47:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Goran Popov by Serge Gnabry.

47:22

Diego Lugano manages to make a clearance.

47:20

A cross is delivered by Nacho Monreal.

46:03

Shot by Thomas Eisfeld went over the bar.

45:36

Diego Lugano manages to make a clearance.

45:34

The ball is sent over by Carl Jenkinson.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:29

Free kick taken by Carl Jenkinson.

45:00 +2:12

Unfair challenge on Serge Gnabry by Scott Sinclair results in a free kick.

45:00 +1:58

Youssouf Mulumbu makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:21

Corner taken short by Graham Dorrans.

45:00 +0:51

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Steven Reid. Fine finger tip save by Lukasz Fabianski.

44:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Saido Berahino by Thomas Vermaelen.

44:25

Goran Popov restarts play with the free kick.

44:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Serge Gnabry on Scott Sinclair.

44:04

Clearance made by Diego Lugano.

42:39

Diego Lugano makes a clearance.

42:37

Graham Dorrans makes a clearance.

42:33

Corner taken by Serge Gnabry from the .

41:58

Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.

41:56

The ball is crossed by Ryo Miyaichi.

41:18

Thomas Vermaelen restarts play with the free kick.

40:56

Saido Berahino is ruled offside.

40:54

Shot by Stephane Sessegnon. Thomas Vermaelen gets a block in.

39:50

Luke Daniels takes the free kick.

39:11

Shot by Nacho Monreal. Blocked by Craig Dawson.

39:18

The referee blows for offside against Nicklas Bendtner.

39:07

Ryo Miyaichi delivers the ball.

39:05

Clearance by Goran Popov.

38:26

Centre by Goran Popov.

37:56

Clearance by Steven Reid.

37:24

Shot by Serge Gnabry went wide right of the net.

37:19

Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

36:50

Diego Lugano gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicklas Bendtner.

36:16

Graham Dorrans shoots direct from the free kick and goes right of the target.

35:27

Nacho Monreal receives a caution.

35:27 Booking

Booking

35:18

Nacho Monreal challenges Saido Berahino unfairly and gives away a free kick.

35:08

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

35:05

The ball is delivered by Goran Popov.

34:52

Diego Lugano makes a clearance.

34:18

Craig Dawson takes the free kick.

32:35

Isaac Hayden is cautioned.

32:35 Booking

Booking

32:32

Youssouf Mulumbu fouled by Isaac Hayden, the ref awards a free kick.

32:28

Clearance made by Steven Reid.

29:35

Clearance by Diego Lugano.

29:31

Corner taken by Serge Gnabry from the left by-line.

29:00

Clearance by Steven Reid.

28:56

Carl Jenkinson sends in a cross.

28:31

Graham Dorrans manages to make a clearance.

27:56

Shot by Goran Popov cleared the bar.

26:59

Lukasz Fabianski restarts play with the free kick.

26:25

Unfair challenge on Serge Gnabry by Scott Sinclair results in a free kick.

26:20

Clearance by Ryo Miyaichi.

26:17

Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Dorrans.

24:57

Header at goal by Craig Dawson. Lukasz Fabianski parries the effort to safety.

24:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Dorrans.

24:29

Graham Dorrans has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Mikel Arteta gets a block in.

23:31

Unfair challenge on Saido Berahino by Mikel Arteta results in a free kick.

23:07

Clearance by Diego Lugano.

22:25

Graham Dorrans takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

22:21

The ball is delivered by Stephane Sessegnon.

22:08

Diego Lugano takes the free kick.

21:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicklas Bendtner.

20:33

Thomas Vermaelen takes the free kick.

20:18

Shane Long challenges Per Mertesacker unfairly and gives away a free kick.

19:43

Clearance by Scott Sinclair.

19:38

The ball is delivered by Carl Jenkinson.

17:25

The ball is crossed by Saido Berahino.

14:04

Graham Dorrans sends in a cross.

14:00

Nicklas Bendtner makes a clearance.

13:56

Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Dorrans.

13:25

Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance.

12:14

Diego Lugano makes a clearance.

9:51

Clearance made by Diego Lugano.

9:47

Lukasz Fabianski takes the free kick.

8:59

Shane Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nacho Monreal.

7:46

The ball is swung over by Ryo Miyaichi.

6:05

Stephane Sessegnon restarts play with the free kick.

5:47

Unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Isaac Hayden results in a free kick.

3:55

Nicklas Bendtner makes a clearance.

3:53

Graham Dorrans delivers the ball.

2:38

The ball is delivered by Steven Reid.

0:57

Diego Lugano manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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