Arsene Should Target the Carling Cup
On 22 September Arsenal host West Bromwich Albion in the Carling Cup. This competition has been used by Wenger as breeding ground for youngsters and for fringe first team players to make a claim for a first team start.
Despite treating the competition with some disdain, Arsenal have reached the final once and the semi-final on three other occasions.
The fans have been crying out for silverware and Wenger needs to re-adjust his strategy for this competition. This is a competition that we should not turn out noses up, this a cup that Wenger should target for us to win. Winning the Carling Cup will lift the club at a vital stage of the season and could act as a catalyst to drive us on to greater things.
Whilst the likes of Merida and Wilshere should feature in this competition, others like Eboue, Gibbs, Djourou, Senderos, Vela, Bendtner, Rosicky, Ramsey, and Walcott should be automatic picks. As we progress, Eduardo, Gallas, Denilson, Nasri and Fabregas should be considered for selection.
The fans would like nothing more than seeing Fabregas lift the three-handled trophy at Wembley. It will give the team a taste of success and can be used as a springboard by the team in pursuit of the FA Cup, the Premier League