This is the trophy Arsenal can win this season – Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger believes that the depth of Arsenal’s attacking options means that he can finally win the one domestic competition that has eluded him and claim the League Cup this season.

Despite becoming one of the most successful managers in English history with three league titles and seven FA Cups to his name – as well as a further seven Community Shields – Wenger has never won the League Cup in any of its many forms.

The closest the Frenchman has come is two runners-up medals in 2007 and 2011 but he now believes the time has come for his team to take the final step and win the trophy for the first time since 1993.

“That’s the luxury I have at the moment and the difficulty I have as well,” Wenger told the Telegraphwhen asked about his attacking options.

“All these players do well, play well and they deserve to play. Fortunately, we have important games every week, so I can give competition to everybody. We have so much offensive force on the bench as well. It’s really a strong point of the club.

“I always used it [the League Cup] to give a chance to young boys. We went to the final with a very young team and nearly won it. I always focus on winning trophies in the Premier League and FA Cup domestically, and always used the League Cup as an education for our young players. But with this team I have the squad to go further.”

Wenger is still expected to rotate his squad for tonight’s fourth round clash with Norwich, giving a chance to the likes of youngster Reiss Nelson who has impressed during pre-season and in cameos for the senior team in the current campaign.


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