By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger will keep his options open when he picks his team for the Carling Cup Final, but the Frenchman intends to keep faith with the players who got Arsenal to Cardiff.

The Arsenal manager has used a potent mix of youngsters, fringe players and first-team regulars to overhaul West Brom, Everton, Liverpool and now Tottenham. He sees no reason to change that policy.

"This team has produced, there has not been one boring game from the first [game] at West Brom until tonight," said Wenger. "They played with style, they played with mental strength and resilience, they played with heart, I'm very proud of them and they deserve to be involved in the Final.

"Of course I will want to win the Final but as well I want them to be there and to play - some of them will play.

"I don't like to promise what I cannot deliver because we play many games until the Final, but we will stick to the players who were involved in the Carling Cup only. Those who have not played until now will not play the Final."

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Chris Harris 1 Feb 2007