By Declan Taylor

Jack Wilshere believes complacency will be Arsenal’s biggest threat in Tuesday’s FA Youth Cup Final second leg against Liverpool at Anfield.

The 17-year-old was named man of the match after a sublime performance - and a 34th-minute penalty - in the Gunners’ comprehensive 4-1 victory in Friday’s first leg. It means Liverpool need to win by three goals on Merseyside just to force extra time against Bould’s boys who are still unbeaten in 2009.

But Wilshere insists that Arsenal’s trophy glory is not a foregone conclusion. For him, a good performance at Anfield will not only help secure the Cup but could push these young first-team hopefuls further into Arsène Wenger’s pre-season thinking.

“I think complacency is the biggest danger for us,” the midfielder told Setanta Sports. “Steve will let us know it’s not over and we’ll go there and look to do a job.

“We want to go to Anfield to get a result. We’ve done well so far but its not over.

“I think any of us can break into the first team. We all have talent and know we can push on.

“We love playing together and that’s what we’re doing, especially when it’s with 33,000 fans behind us.”

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26 May 2009