Arsenal are in a win-win situation this weekend in the Carling Cup Final because of the way they have approached this competition and the performances the young players have put in over the last few months.
There is seemingly no pressure for the young guns against a Chelsea side which most would assume would be at full strength.
Arsenal’s kids have played some really outstanding football in the Carling Cup, especially against Everton, Liverpool and Spurs on the road to the final and in the process getting all the plaudits – and rightly so.
Chelsea on the other hand have stumbled to the final, without anything worthy of note.
I personally can’t even recall a single team they’ve beaten to make the final!
The progress of certain players like Aliadiere, Denilson, Traore and Hoyte this season has shown that the future is bright for Arsenal Football Club.
It might be and old clichÃ© but even if Arsenal’s kids lose on Sunday they will be seen by many across the land as the success story and therefore the winners of this years Carling Cup.
Good luck boys and I’ll be seeing you in Cardiff!