Before those shock exits, the Gunners held an impressive record of never going out of a competition to lower league opposition with Wenger in charge.
"I was very proud of that record," Wenger said. "The unexpected defeats are the most difficult to take.
"Every year we take competitions in a very serious way. The league cup was always opportunity for young player, and big part of the club.
"But on the night at Bradford we played many players of the first team."
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