By Lloyd Webb
Steve Gatting says Arsenal Under-21s’ unbeaten run has given the whole team a confidence boost.
The Gunners extended their streak to six games with their 1-1 draw against Wolves on Monday evening.
"We found it difficult to pass the ball like we normally do because of the pace of the game. They were more powerful than us and stronger. I think the boys came out with a lot of credit"
Gatting says it will also will give the under-18s motivation going into their FA Youth Cup quarter-final with Liverpool on Friday evening.
“It is good for the confidence,” he told Arsenal Player. “It keeps the boys going and keeps us in touch with the top of the league.
“We have got a Youth Cup game on Friday and now the games come think and fast and we will need to rotate the squad. We have to because our squad is so small.
“We tried to take the boys off who will feature on Friday but there were one or two boys who played 90 minutes and will start on Friday. "
The Gunners endured a frustrating evening against a strong Wolves side, but Gatting said it was a good test for his team.
"I thought it was a real tough game against a very, very experienced side,” he said. "It was a right test for the boys and they came through with a lot of character. It was difficult.
"A lot of their players have played in the Football League. We were playing against a team that were more experienced and perhaps more powerful than us. It was a learning curve for us.
"We found it difficult to pass the ball like we normally do because of the pace of the game. They were more powerful than us and stronger. I think the boys came out with a lot of credit."
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