Arsenal, Chelsea reach Carling Cup quarterfinals

BY foxsports • October 28, 2009

Arsenal and Chelsea overcame English Premier League opponents to reach the Carling Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, with the Gunners beating Liverpool 2-1 and the Blues routing Bolton 4-0.

Fran Merida and Nicklas Bendtner scored for a mostly second-string Arsenal against similarly weakened opponents as rival managers Arsene Wenger and Rafa Benitez continued to rate England's second cup competition low on their priorities.