By Giuseppe Muro

Denilson believes Arsenal have the character to be successful this season.

The Brazilian is one of the many young players at the Club who have yet to pick up any silverware, but he sees no reason why they can’t break their duck this time around.

Denilson can see an experience, spirit and togetherness about the squad that comes from growing up together as a team. Now he is confident Arsenal have what it takes to turn their potential into prizes – starting with the Carling Cup.

"I think we can win it this season, and I want to win it this season because for five years we haven't won any trophies,” he said. “But now we are a little bit stronger than last season.

"Last season we lost some big games, and this season we are more experienced. We have a great team, we have young players, but quality as well. We have young players and we have character.

"We have to focus on every single game. If we focus on every single game we have a chance to win - not only the Carling Cup, but also the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Premier League, which are more important for us.

"Sometimes I feel sad because people say that Arsène Wenger won't pay for experienced players or old players. If we work together and help each other, and give 100 per cent in training and games as well, we can win this year.”

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1 Dec 2010