Young Gunners ready to fire again

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will keep faith with Arsenal's young guns against Wigan in the Carling Cup fourth round on Tuesday night.

Arsenal take on Steve Bruce's side at the Emirates Stadium with Wenger refusing to change his philosophy of blooding the club's youngsters in the competition.

"You will see 90% of the team who played against Sheffield United in the last round," Wenger said. "We will keep faith in our philosophy and we will not change it now. That is very important for the club. All the young players need to show how good they are."

Manuel Almunia has been given the all-clear to resume training after recovering from a head injury suffered against Manchester United on Saturday.

The Arsenal goalkeeper got a kick from Michael Carrick midway through the second half and although he tried to stay on the field, was substituted in the 78th minute.

"He went to hospital but he is perfectly all right now," Wenger added. "He should train either Wednesday or Thursday."

Almunia's next game is likely to be the Barclays Premier League clash with Aston Villa at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Samir Nasri insists the best is yet to come from Wenger's young side after their 2-1 win over Manchester United last weekend.

The Gunners, missing a host of first-team regulars through injury and suspension, overcame United thanks to a Nasri double. The 21-year-old, who will be rested against Wigan, firmly believes the league title is within reach after passing a huge test of character.

"Maybe we don't have the experience of Liverpool, United or Chelsea but we showed how mature we have become after last season and after the last few weeks," said Nasri. "We showed we have a quality, technically, to win games like this one."

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