Arsenal generation could emulate 'invincibles'

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Arsene Wenger maintains his latest generation of Arsenal youngsters have all the ingredients to emulate his 'Invincibles' side of 2004.

The Gunners moved into the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup with a 4-0 victory at Newcastle, where Wenger fielded an experienced side. Arsenal's last trophy was the 2005 FA Cup, but Wenger insists that is about to change.

"There is a lot more to come out of this team," said Wenger, whose side host bottom club West Ham on Saturday.

"I feel the ingredients of teams which I had before who were successful are in there. It is just how much we can get them out and of course we need to keep all of our players fit.

"As long as the attitude is right and at the end of the season when you look back you think 'This team has given absolutely everything they could', you will be proud of them."

However, Wenger accepts that just landing the Carling Cup would not be good enough.

"There are some basics which have to be respected," he said. "It is important that priorities are there. For us it is vital to always be at the top level, and the top level is being in the Champions League.

"If you ask all of our fans, they will want to win every single trophy.

"They will not rule out the Champions League, nor the championship, and for me they are right, because I am exactly the same, which is why I say let's give our best in every single competition and see where we stand at the end of the season."

Young goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny impressed in the win at Newcastle and Wenger confirmed a new deal had been offered to the 20-year-old.

"He wants to stay, I want him to stay, so basically plus, plus plus should be plus," Wenger said. "I want to play him, but our job is about competition.

"He has the qualities to fight for the position, and that is what I wish. He is a very talented young goalkeeper. He wants to be successful here and I want him to be successful here, so normally it should work."

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