What the papers say: Burnley end young Guns Carling Cup dream

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The Sun Turf luck for the kids
ARSENE WENGER sent his young Gunners back into hibernation with a ticking off after they blew their chance of Carling Cup glory. 

The Mirror - Arsenal kids crash out of Carling Cup to Championship side Burnley
Kevin McDonald steered Burnley into the semi-finals of a major competition for the first time in the 25 years with a superb brace at Turf Moor.

The Daily Mail - Coyle: Let's go on and win the Carling Cup after Supermac shatters Wenger's boys' club
Burnley manager Owen Coyle challenged his players to win the Carling Cup after his Championship side knocked Arsenal out of the competition at Turf Moor.

Brilliant Burnley added Arsenal to their collection of Carling Cup victims last night to book their place in the semi-finals.

Two-goal Kevin McDonald fired Burnley into the last four of the Carling Cup last night.

The Times - Burnley hungry for more after Kevin McDonald’s double brings Wembley closer
Arsenal are accustomed to going to Lancashire and leaving bruised, battered and beaten. At Turf Moor last night, they suffered another chastening defeat in the enclave of England they like least, only there was nothing about the opposition reminiscent of Blackburn Rovers or Bolton Wanderers at their beastly best.

The Independent - McDonald ruins dream of Wenger's youngsters
The notion that Arsene Wenger's precociously gifted Carling Cup side might actually be good enough to win the competition was abruptly deflated last night, in a manner with which, even on a chill December evening in industrial Lancashire, the Arsenal manager could have few complaints.

The Daily Telegraph - Carling Cup semis for Burnley as Arsenal fail to cope with Kevin McDonald double
Arsene Wenger has endured some miserable trips to the north-west during his twelve-year reign as Arsenal manager, but the Frenchman has often consoled himself by pointing to the belligerence of his team's opponents, rather than their ability to pass the ball, as the unsavoury reasons for defeats at such locations as Bolton and Blackburn.

The Guardian - Wenger fumes as Burnley turf out young Gunners
Arsène Wenger criticised his misfiring forwards for squandering the opportunities to put Arsenal in the Carling Cup semi-finals as Kevin McDonald inspired Burnley to a shock victory at Turf Moor.

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