Arteta is backing his young guns for success
Evening Standard|January 20, 2022
Manager senses ‘excitement’ in camp ahead of showdown
Simon Collings

ARSENAL (0) v LIVERPOOL (0)

WHEN Arsenal lost their first three League games of the season, few would have predicted that, come January, they would be just one win away from a cup final at Wembley.

That, however, is exactly the situation Arsenal find themselves in tonight as they welcome Liverpool to Emirates Stadium for the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, with the tie finely poised after a 0-0 draw at Anfield last week.

Arsenal have Wembley and a possible showdown with Chelsea next month firmly in their sights, and Mikel Arteta is dreaming of his young squad marking their revival by winning a trophy.

“We have the opportunity to get into a final, which is close to a title, against a big opponent, in our stadium, with our people, so we are very excited to play the game,” he said. “This is why we’re here, to bring success, to bring trophies and joy to our people and keep doing what historically this club has always done. That’s our aim.” After revamping their squad in the summer and specifically targeting young players, Arsenal showed how they are looking towards the future.

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