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Wenger: Kids Can Beat Spurs

Arsene Wenger is confident that his youthful Arsenal line up can carry on with it's amazing cup run by beating Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Wenger, this season, has mantained his policy of fielding a team of younger players in the League cup competition after his boys have reached three of the last four Carling cup semi finals.

Just because this seasons semi final is against bitter (Is there a more acurate description?) rivals, Spurs, that doesn't mean he'll do anything different.

'We want to repeat our previous performances we have had so far in this competition - if we can win at Everton and win at Liverpool, then we can win at Tottenham as well. Now it is down to the boys to prove that,' he said in his programme notes ahead of the game against Manchester United.

'It will be a very special atmosphere, and we will be ready for it.

'Do not forget we were in the semi-finals last year and we feel our young players have improved since then.'

Once again the night shift beckons for this Gooner, but fortunately, that means I'll be available for the home leg!!

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday January 23 2007
Time: 10:58AM

Comments

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your right rocky, nothing to lose, everything to gain... and then a nice final against wycombe in cardiff HEHE !
PUREGOLD
23/01/2007 11:03:00
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I couldn't give a f*** about the Carling Cup, but now we have the scum it gets personal. Comon you young Gunners.
hatespur
23/01/2007 11:10:00
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hatespur, any competition is nice, and its one that has eluded wenger.. the last team to win at cardiff ? and weren't we the first ? hmm records records... also, i want to get there cos i promised my little kids as their first final, so come on gooners, do it for my kids ! kids ! hehe
PUREGOLD
23/01/2007 11:17:00
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I think the Carling cup has enjoyed a revival of late, with the "bigger" teams reaching the latter stages.
Jacky B
23/01/2007 11:51:00
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I am all for Wenger continuing with the Kids, interspersed with the odd experienced one ie Silva is banned from the PL so he'll play I think, but I feel also there maybe a stronger bench this time? Just in case its needed. Also the Line up for the second leg will be determined by the first leg result? I feel a draw tomorrow night (2-2) then we will beat them at ours (3-1). Com'on you GoonerKids.
Harry671
23/01/2007 11:52:00
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I agree JackyB. For all their evil doings, I think Chelsea have had a hand in ressurecting this competition. Because their bench is so strong, that team haven't been able to field understrength teams against them, and the effect has snowballed. Infact there's probably only Arsene Wenger who doesnt use his first team......yet he has reached 3 of the last four semi finals in the competition!!
Rocky7
23/01/2007 11:55:00
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I think the renaissance of this competition has come about more by people accepting it for what it is, a great chance to see a club's young players. For instance, there is the Carling young prospect award, clubs have slashed prices and so forth. Chelsea's taking it seriously may have helped, but also their domination of the league for the last two years and their resources have made the likes of Liverpool and United look upon this as a chance of silverware. For our purposes, it's smoothed the progression of Cesc, RVP, Senderos, Denilson, Flamini, Djourou, Clichy. I looked upon CC games as a gruelling chore a few years back, now I really love this competition. (Even if we keep getting draws like Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Everton, Wigan, Liverpool away).
Little Dutch
23/01/2007 12:12:00
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It'll be interesting to see what sort of team Tottenham fields...they haven't been this close to silverware in years, and they might not get a better chance of reaching a final for a while. And it is against a team they hate, so they'll wanna do us over. At the same time how demoralizing would it be for them if our kids beat their first team? These are the issues Jol has on his mind.
Shinobi
23/01/2007 12:28:00
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Harry, Silva is suspended for tomorrow and Bolton Saturday. I still couldn't give a flying f*** about the CC, but as I have said to stop Sperz getting their grubby little mitts on the trophy will be worth the extra 40 quid or so on my ST.
hatespur
23/01/2007 12:33:00
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Shinobi, Spurs will field a sh!t team, i.e their first choice 11.
hatespur
23/01/2007 12:35:00
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