Arsenal’s Cesc: I always want to play

The 19-year-old said: “The boss has not said anything to me about taking a break. In the Carling Cup, a lot of players have been rested. For me, I like playing this kind of game. That is why I play football – to enjoy.

“The manager just told me he was planning to play me and asked if I was happy about it. I said, ‘of course’.

“I always want to play – even more against Tottenham. It is a great feeling.”