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We do want to win the Carling Cup, says Arsenal midfielder

PUBLISHED: 09:30 23 September 2010 | UPDATED: 11:12 14 October 2010

Arsenal's Henri Lansbury (C) celebrates scoring his goal against Tottenham Hotspur with Arsenal's Czech Republic player Tomas Rosicky (L) and Arsenal's Carlos Vela during the league cup third round football match at White Hart Lane in London, England on September 21, 2010. AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON

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Arsenal's Henri Lansbury (C) celebrates scoring his goal against Tottenham Hotspur with Arsenal's Czech Republic player Tomas Rosicky (L) and Arsenal's Carlos Vela during the league cup third round football match at White Hart Lane in London, England on September 21, 2010. AFP PHOTO/IAN KINGTON FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY Additional licence required for any commercial/promotional use or use on TV or internet (except identical online version of newspaper) of Premier League/Football League photos. Tel DataCo +44 207 2981656. Do not alter/modify photo. (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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TOMAS Rosicky insisted Arsenal will try to win the Carling Cup this season after the surprisingly strong Gunners side thrashed Spurs 4-1 at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night. Two penalties from Samir Nasri and a goal from Andrey Arshavin saw off Spurs in

TOMAS Rosicky insisted Arsenal will try to win the Carling Cup this season after the surprisingly strong Gunners side thrashed Spurs 4-1 at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night.

Two penalties from Samir Nasri and a goal from Andrey Arshavin saw off Spurs in extra-time after teenager Henri Lansbury's opener was cancelled out by Robbie Keane, and captain for the night Rosicky believes Arsenal showed their squad strength by giving their north London rivals a reality check.

"We have a good enough squad to compete on all levels," said Rosicky. "And the boss definitely wants to try harder [to win the Carling Cup]. He brought the whole team for this game and that gives us a better chance.

"We haven't won anything for a long time and you can see the boss is going for that. For me, I came in 2006 and I came here to win trophies. So let's go for it."

Czech midfielder Rosicky was also full of praise for 18-year-old England starlet Jack Wilshere, who put in an outstanding display.

"Jack is a great talent, at his age he has a great brain and a big future," added Rosicky.

"When he has the ball he is very calm and that is something young guys don't always have. They can panic a bit, but he has this quality with the ball and that's one of the first things you look at.

"All the guys who came in did well, and in a great game like that I was happy to play. Maybe people are surprised that the whole team came here, but all the players who played showed that they are ready."

The only sour note on the night for the Gunners was an injury picked up by 20-year-old left-back Kieran Gibbs in extra-time.

The England defender hobbled off with what appeared to be a possible recurrence of the metatarsal injury that saw him miss six months of last season.


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