Hector Bellerin feels that luck wasn't on Arsenal's side after they were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Southampton on Tuesday.
Trailing at half-time, the Gunners came out fighting in the second half but were denied by a combination of stubborn Saints defending and a couple of excellent stops from Fraser Forster.
Bellerin, who made his first competitive start at Emirates Stadium, was pleased to be given another opportunity to impress and insists the team deserved more from a spirited display.
"It wasn't our lucky night so we're out," Bellerin told Arsenal Player.
"We need to keep playing and get this experience because otherwise you never start"
"They [Southampton] played a really good game as well but I think the team played well, we had our chances.
"I think we deserved a bit more but these things happen in these kind of competitions where you've just got one game and you've got to do your best.
"It was an inexperienced back-line but I think we did well. We need to keep playing and get this experience because otherwise you never start. It's always a pleasure to play with these players and overall it's a great experience for us.
"Everything's happened really fast and I'm happy for the chances that I'm being given. I'm working hard every week and getting my rewards makes me feel really happy.
"You just need to keep working hard and try and get in the starting XI. I'm young but that's what I'm waiting for and working for."
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