Arsenal reserves coach Neil Banfield is keen to see more of his youngsters win promotion to the first team.

The New Year is traditionally a time of change, but Banfield is hoping for more of the same in 2012 after seeing a host of players make the step up into Arsène Wenger's squad over the past 12 months.

"Getting players into the first-team squad is what my job is all about," Banfield told "I hope we see a continuation of how things have been going.

"We have seen the likes of Manny [Frimpong], Jack [Wilshere] and Wojciech [Szczesny] coming through, so hopefully we can continue producing players for the Arsenal first team.

"Also, if you look at the Fulham match, two players in their team - Stevie Sidwell and Philippe Senderos - used to be here, while in the previous game, against QPR, Armand Traore, Matthew Connolly and Jay Bothroyd were playing.

"There's a sprinkling of players in the Premier League [who started at Arsenal]. Our aim first and foremost is to get them into our first team, but if not then we want to give them a good career."