Jay Emmanuel-Thomas could not have wished for much more from the past 12 months.

He captained Arsenal's Under-18s to the Academy League and Youth Cup double and did his reputation no harm with a string of powerful displays.

Now Jay wants to push on and take the next step in his Arsenal career. We caught up with him after Tuesday's win at Maidenhead for an exclusive interview. He discussed:

  • a physical test against Maidenhead
  • the reason for the second-half rout
  • an incredible 12 months for him
  • what pre-season is like for the youngsters
  • his targets for 2009/10
  • staking a first-team claim
  • what he needs to add to his game
  • whether his position has been decided

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