By Nick Teale
Sanchez Watt will do everything in his power to break into Arsène Wenger’s Carling Cup squad.
The Arsenal manager is expected to continue his policy of blooding young players when West Bromwich Albion provide the opposition in the Third Round of this season’s competition on September 22.
Watt has already shone at Emirates Stadium this year, scoring three times in two Youth Cup appearances and helping to set up a goal for Jack Wilshere at the Emirates Cup last month. The 18-year-old wants another chance to impress against the Baggies but he knows he has to dig deep in training.
"You have to work hard," Watt told Arsenal.com. "Arsène Wenger watches you off the ball too, so you have to be switched on; tactically and mentally.
"I hope to be picked but I haven't got too much word about it. I'm just going to keep on trying and if I get the shout, I'll try my best."
Wenger’s Carling Cup selection policy is well-established now but Watt is under no illusions. There are many young Gunners hoping for their chance and not everybody will be involved against West Brom.
"There's going to be a lot of sad faces,” he admitted. “It's about whoever is hot at that precise moment, and whoever gets that chance to do well."Copyright 2013 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 8 Sep 2009