Arsenal kid Bartley: We wanted Spurs in FA Youth Cup

Arsenal youngster Kyle Bartley says the players are delighted to have drawn Tottenham in the next round of the FA Youth Cup.

Arsenal youngster Kyle Bartley says the players are delighted to have drawn Tottenham in the next round of the FA Youth Cup.

Bartley, who arrived at Arsenal last year from Bolton Wanderers, told arsenal.com: "Everyone wanted Spurs.

"We're into the Quarter-Finals now, we are playing Tottenham at White Hart Lane, and we are all looking forward to that one. Hopefully we can get through.

"To be honest the Youth Cup is the big one. It's the one we really want to win. Arsenal haven't won it for a good few years so that's what we are all hoping for. It would be terrific to win it, especially for Steve [Bould]. It's a great experience, travelling to these games like the first team do, and everyone really enjoys it.

"We feel like a team, we have kept the same shape and the same players all the way through the competition and it's going really well. I played in last season's Youth Cup, I came on as a substitute against Burnley, but this is my first one as a regular."

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