Jay Simpson sees no reason why Arsenal's precocious youngsters cannot win the Carling Cup this season.
The Gunners' stars of tomorrow have already made a dramatic impression on the competition, cruising into the quarter-finals on the back of two impressive successes.
A 6-0 rout of Championship promotion hopefuls Sheffield United in round three was followed up with a comfortable disposal of Premier League rivals Wigan on Tuesday night.
Simpson bagged a brace to help Arsene Wenger's side ease to a 3-0 win at Emirates Stadium, and has now set his sights on a memorable day out at Wembley on 1st March 2009.
"I don't see why we can't win it - everyone's confident and the boss believes in us so hopefully we'll win the next game and take it from there," the 19-year-old forward told the Evening Standard.
"All of us want a big side in the next round as we want to test ourselves. That's what it's all about - playing against the big teams and seeing what you can do against them.
"I'd be delighted if Manchester United or Liverpool put out their first team against us. If they draw us and put out a strong side it would show they've got respect for us."
Simpson's progress was helped by a season-long loan at Millwall last term, in which he picked up the League One Player of the Year award, but he is delighted to be finally making an impact with the Gunners.
"Being an Arsenal fan it was great to get out there and score," he added.
"I'd have been happy with one but to get two is very good and we're just delighted."