Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri scored two penalties in extra-time to help Arsenal to a 4-1 victory over north London rivals Tottenham in the third round of the Carling Cup.
Reserves star Henri Lansbury had given the Gunners the lead in the first half at White Hart Lane, but Robbie Keane equalised just after the interval despite being in a clearly offside position.
However, Nasri succeeded where Tomas Rosicky had failed at Sunderland on Saturday, firing home two convincing spot-kicks after he had been brought down by Sebastian Bassong and Marouane Chamakh pulled back by Steven Caulker.
Andrey Arshavin completed the scoring with a delightful strike.
Arsene Wenger’s thoughts on the game:
“The game was enjoyable. We played well in the first half but we were only one goal in front and after that Tottenham came back. We were for a few minutes a little bit in danger but slowly we took over again and in the final 20 minutes it looked that would could score, but we didn’t. Then we got these two penalties which in my opinion were penalties and that was the turning point of the game. But overall we played very well.”
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