Rating the Arsenal Players Against Bradford City

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Rating the Arsenal Players Against Bradford City
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Arsenal's performance against fourth-tier Bradford City in the Capital One Cup quarterfinals was one of their worst of the season. Pitted against the lowest-ranked opposition remaining in the competition, and fielding an almost full-strength starting XI, the team should have lost in the 90 minutes of regulation. 

Last-minute heroics courtesy of defender Thomas Vermaelen ensured that Arsenal found an equalizer to push the match to extra time. With the Gunners unable to find a winner in two 15-minute overtime periods, penalty takers Santi Cazorla, Marouane Chamakh and Thomas Vermaelen all contrived to miss their penalties, despite the heroics of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to save two penalties of his own.

The loss adds further pressure onto a team languishing in 7th place in the league, and off to their worst ever start to a season under the tutelage of manager Arsene Wenger.

Click through to see how the defense, midfield and offense fared, along with Wenger's substitutes.   

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