Manchester United icon Gary Neville feels Arsenal never recovered from losing the Carling Cup final to Birmingham City.

Neville believes their young players have suffered since that setback.

He told talkSPORT: "It has been difficult for Arsenal in the last couple of months. The big problem for them was losing the Carling Cup.

"Young players, and they've got a lot of young, talented players, needed that first taste of victory and I think that really dented their confidence, losing that match."

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