Rosicky gunning for silverware
Tomas Rosicky believes Arsene Wenger's youngsters are good enough to win the Carling Cup this season.
Last Updated: 22/09/10 4:48pm
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky believes Arsene Wenger's youngsters are good enough to win the Carling Cup this season.
The Czech international captained the Gunners as they overcame Tottenham 4-1 after extra-time at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night to reach the fourth round of the competition.
Wenger, who is hoping to end a six-year wait for silverware, selected a balanced squad with Henri Lansbury - the only reserve-team player to make the starting XI - opening the scoring.
Robbie Keane had drawn the home side level. However, Arsenal took command in extra-time when Samir Nasri's brace of penalties and Andrey Arshavin ensured a comfortable victory against their fiercest rivals.
The Frenchman has said the Gunners will continue with the selection policy as they aim to win their first trophy since the 2005 FA Cup final and Rosicky believes another piece of silverware is long overdue.
"It is important to end the trophy drought because we haven't won anything for a long time. You can see the boss is going for it," said the 29-year-old.
"He wants to win the Carling Cup more this season because he took the whole team here. That gives us a better chance of winning it, we have a good enough squad to compete on all levels.
"I came in 2006 and have won nothing yet. I came here to win trophies, so let's go for it in style."
Wenger hailed tennager Jack Wilshere's performance as 'outstanding' and Rosicky believes the 18-year-old takes everything in his stride.
"He is a great talent. For his age, he has a great brain and a big future," said the former Borussia Dortmund star.
"When Jack has got the ball, he is very calm. That is something young players sometimes don't have, they panic a little bit.
"With him you don't see it because he is very comfortable with the ball and that is the first quality you are looking for."