Shrewsbury Town's Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot past Arsenal's Ignasi Miquel during their English League Cup match at the Emirates Stadium in London. REUTERS

Arsenal survived a scare against Shrewsbury as they came from behind to record a 3-1 win Tuesday.

Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Yossi Benayoun scored their first goals for the club as Arsene Wenger's side overcame a spirited performance from their League Two counterparts to progress into the Carling Cup fourth round.

James Collins gave Shrewsbury a 16th minute lead, before Kieran Gibbs equalised midway through the first half. New signing Oxlade-Chamberlain put the Gunners ahead with an unstoppable 30-yeard drive in the 58th minute before Benayoun gave Arsenal a two-goal cushion in the 78th minute.

Afterwards, Wenger praised Oxlade-Chamberlain's contribution.

"You could see that he will be a first-team player at this club, that is for sure. He still has some things to work on, but very quickly he will knock at the door."

"He became stronger and stronger as the match went on," Wenger added. "In the first half, he was a bit timid and suddenly he grew in stature in the second half. Unbelievable. What came out in the second half, you didn't expect. He became stronger and stronger."