By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger will adopt the same approach to the Carling Cup as he did last season by fielding a mixture of first-team squad players and youngsters against Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday.

For many years the Arsenal manager used the competition to showcase the Club’s younger talent but he changed tack last term and was rewarded with a run to the Final.

Speaking to Arsenal Player on Monday, the manager confirmed he would continue in the same vein. That means full debuts for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ryo while Arsenal fans could also catch a first glimpse of new signing Ju Young Park.

“I will be faithful to our policy but I will try to find a good mixture between youth and experience,” said Wenger.

“You will see the likes of Ryo and Oxlade-Chamberlain. You should be excited about Oxlade-Chamberlain because he is a great talent. My target is to develop him so he confirms the expectation I have for him.”

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    19 Sep 2011