"They love it. When you are 17 and 18 and playing in front of 60,000 people, are you inhibited or do you play better? They have chosen the second solution because they have character."
Wigan boss Steve Bruce was also glowing in his praise of Arsenal's youngsters.
He said: "They were frightening on the night. The age of them. Arsene says it is the best crop of youngsters he's had and when you think of the young players they have had in the past, that is some compliment.
"They gave us a torrid evening. We've gone out of the cup with a whimper really. They created more chances against us than any other team this season. "We've had our backsides kicked by a very good, young Arsenal team."
Wenger also believes 16-year-old Jack Wilshere can form a formidable midfield partnership with Cesc Fabregas.
He said: "Cesc and Jack could play well together. They have the same good potential. They are both players of character and they are not frightened of going into the challenge.
"Jack takes the ball no matter where, it's all natural to him.
"He's a different type of player - more of a dribbler, whereas Cesc is more of a passer."
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