The North London club were top of the Premier League in January and looked impressive in the Champions League, but it all fell apart for Wenger’s side who eventually managed to hold on to fourth spot ahead of Everton. However they have a chance to end to their trophy drought when they meet Hull City at Wembley.
The German international believes that his first season in England has been a successful one and a trophy to end it would be perfect.
According to Evening Standard, he said:
We are in the final and we want to take this silverware now. I am convinced we will achieve that.
We can win titles with this squad, this is very important for the fans as well because they have been waiting for so long.
I am very proud of the team. We qualified for the Champions League and we are in the FA Cup final.
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If we can win the cup, then it will be a great season.
The FA Cup Final clash with Hull is not only about reclaiming a cherished trophy, but it could be the beginning of a new chapter in the club’s history. The fans have endured a difficult period during the well documented trophy drought, as the move to Emirates Stadium enforced cost-cutting measures in order to deliver long-term revenue. However, Wenger has managed to maintain stability, but it has come at the cost of success.
However that period has ended and the club have been boosted by new commercial deals with Puma and Emirates. The deals have increased the club’s financial power and the next step is to add the silverware to match the signings. The Ozil acquisition and the title challenge have shown signs of positive progress. However, the club must crown their season with a cup, to confirm their improvement.
Arsenal will be favourites, but it won’t be easy as there will be nerves – there can be no room for complacency. If we can keep control of our nerves then, it will not be too much of a problem. The fans have shown patience to bear with the club during this barren period and the onus is on the players to deliver.
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