Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin admits the Carling Cup is important for the club's young players.

The Gunners saw off Bolton Wanderers 2-1 last night.

"It is such a big competition," Coquelin told Arsenal Player. "Arsène Wenger has been playing the young players for quite a long time.

"Maybe last year he played a stronger team but usually he plays young players so obviously all the younger players look forward to this competition for their debuts.

"This year we have started again and hopefully he will do it again. "