By Giuseppe Muro
Henri Lansbury says scoring against Spurs on Tuesday night was like a dream. Now he's hungry for more opportunities to show what he can do.
The 19-year-old netted the opening goal at White Hart Lane and in his first North London derby - and indeed his first start for the senior team - Lansbury looked mature beyond his years.
After playing a pivotal role in the 4-1 win, the Arsenal youth product admitted he was pleased to get a chance on the big stage.
"It was obviously a big thing for me to start here tonight and to show what I can do. To come in against our rivals and score is a dream," said Lansbury.
"Coming here [and playing] is massive. I've had all my mates on the phone today saying ‘Are you starting? Are you starting?'
"Obviously I'm pushing for a place every week, that's why I want to be in the first team. I've just got to keep working hard in training and hopefully I'll get my chance.
"It was good to get on the score sheet and it was a great performance from our team.
"Coming into a London derby is a great experience. Seeing the tempo of how the first team play - I just want to get involved in that.
"To come here and win is always a great time for the fans. We put on a show tonight for them."Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 22 Sep 2010