Back in September, Blair Turgott scored in West Ham United's 4-1 Barclays U21 Premier League victory over Arsenal.

On Tuesday, the 18-year-old is hoping to take aim at the Gunners first team when Bradford City host Arsene Wenger's side in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.

Turgott, who made his Bantams debut in a 1-1 FA Cup second-round draw against Brentford last weekend, is desperate to be involved when Arsenal visit Valley Parade next Tuesday evening.

"I am able to play against Arsenal under the terms of my loan and of course I'd love to be involved," the Bradford No26 confirmed. "We have had a couple of games this week and I just hope that I will have played well enough to get the nod from the manager."

The England Under-19 international winger won praise from Bradford supporters for his fine display on his debut, when his dribbling and crossing helped the npower League Two promotion-chasers gain a creditable draw with League One high-fliers Brentford.

"It was good," he confirmed. "It was something different and a great game to play in. Personally, I thought I worked myself into the game and felt more and more comfortable as it went on. I felt I did well considering it was my first game.

"When I got the ball I did my best to be positive with it and went at their players and our team did their best to get me the ball. I showed glimpses of what I can do."

Turgott has been made to feel welcome by Bradford manager Phil Parkinson and his new team-mates - including former Hammers Zavon Hines and Kyel Reid.

"The gaffer has made me feel welcome and has been talking to me quite a lot about how he thought I did on my debut.

"I know Kyel and Zav from their time at West Ham. Zav came around when I first arrived in Bradford and he has made me feel welcome. He's been brilliant showing me around.

"All of the boys have welcomed me, to be fair. You can tell that the team has been winning matches because everyone is buzzing."

While Turgott's focus is on Bradford, he will be taking a close interest in Saturday's game at the Boleyn Ground. Not only could a number of his Development Squad team-mates be involved in the Hammers' matchday squad, but he is also close friends with Livepool winger Raheem Sterling.

Turgott and Sterling have long been England team-mates, playing alongside him at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico.

"I get on well with Raheem and we're really good friends. He has played a big part for Liverpool this season so far. I am surprised he has progressed to their first team so fast, but their manager has put faith in him and he has not looked out of place.

"He was feeling his way in at the start of the season but now he is playing his usual game. You can see that the other players respect him because they are always trying to get him the ball."

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