Arsenal has had a shaky start to the season so far. On Saturday, however, Arsenal played Bolton at home and won 3-0. It was a decisive and desperately needed win for the Gunners.
Saturday was also the drawing date for fourth-round draw picks in the Carling Cup. Interestingly enough, Arsenal and Bolton were drawn together. The sides will meet again at the Emirates one more time this season on Oct. 26.
The Carling Cup is usually regarded as a lower priority competition, but winning the contest still yields a notable trophy. With Arsenal looking to end their silverware drought, the Carling Cup may be the place to start.
Keep reading to see five reasons why Arsenal needs to focus on winning the Carling Cup.