Wilshere is hungry for trophies

Arsenal’s last trophy victory was in 2005, when Arsene Wenger’s side lifted the 2005 FA Cup, and the fans, players, boss and board are all well aware of the trophy drought they are, they hope, coming to an end of.

Wenger has been able to welcome midfielder Jack Wilshere back in to the fold this season after missing the whole of the last campaign and the England international is hoping that trophies will come along like London buses.

Despite sitting 6th in the Premier League, the Gunners are still in the FA Cup, with a 3rd round replay with Swansea City to come, and have a last 16 Champions League date with Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

“We all want a trophy,” said the 21-year-old. “As players, when you finish your careers you look back and see how many trophies you have won, so we all want trophies, and the fans want trophies as well.

“We are hungry for trophies and if we get a trophy this year, then maybe it can open the way for a few more.

“We have got a good group of young players here and experienced players as well.

“So, if we get a trophy this year or in the next couple of years, we can really build something over the next few years.

“Obviously it is easy to sit here and say that when we get one trophy it will happen, but we need to get that first trophy. We know how tough the FA Cup is this year and we are still in the Champions League as well.

“So we are in a good position, we just need to make sure we get the results now.”

Sam Jewell

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