Craig Eastmond was back in action on Monday night for the first time since his highly-impressive first-team debut in the Carling Cup.

The 18-year-old shone in a defensive midfield role against Liverpool last Wednesday, earning plaudits for his part in Arsenal's 2-1 victory.

Craig could not deny Portsmouth a Reserve League victory at Barnet on Monday but he took time out after the game to discuss his incredible week with the Club. He talked about:

  • the defeat against Portsmouth
  • trying to break down a massed defence
  • how he found out he was playing in the Carling Cup
  • the advice he received from the senior players
  • his happiness with his performance
  • what Arsène Wenger said to him
  • playing at right-back earlier this year
  • the prospect of facing Man City in December
  • why Arsenal can win the Carling Cup

TV Online subscribers can now see this exclusive interview

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