Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident his young team can do better than last season by winning the Carling Cup.
Wenger's young talents were beaten in the final of the competition by Chelsea at the Millennium Stadium in February but following their performance against Blackburn at Ewood Park in the quarter-finals on Tuesday night, it has given Wenger fresh hope that his team can claim the silverware this time round.
"We want to finish the job now," said Wenger.
"We got a taste of the final last year and now we are in a semi-final again.
"Beating Blackburn shows it was not a coincidence last year and we now have two big games in the semi-final which will take up a lot of energy."
Wenger has been in the firing line for resting nearly every member of his first choice starting line-up in the Carling Cup ties as well as being accused of devaluing the competition.
But his team of young players continue to prove their worth in the cup by doing themselves and their club justice with their performances.
Against Blackburn, Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner, 19, often proved too quick for Ryan Nelsen and Chris Samba whilst 22-year-old Swiss defender Philippe Senderos captained a side with an average age of less than 21.
"It was strange for me to be the oldest," he told Arsenal TV online. "Eduardo was the oldest of all so were having a laugh with him about that because normally he is one of the youngest at 24.
"But these players have played in this competition and also played in the Champions League last week.
"So we are getting stronger because we have the experience now."
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone has signed a new contract with Arsenal.