Summer signing Danny Welbeck is desperate to win the FA Cup this season, and is hopeful that we can retain the trophy, according to an interview on Arsenal’s official website.
Our 3-2 win over Hull City in the final of last year’s competition cut it a little close, especially considering we had to come from 2-0 down due to some sloppy early defending.
Welbeck and the rest of the team will be hoping things run a bit smoother this year, as we seek to make it two in a row where the FA Cup is concerned.
The £16m signing was still a Manchester United player when we clinched the trophy, and had never managed to win it while at Old Trafford.
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He is desperate to win it for himself, and is confident we can achieve just that after seeing a number of other big names eliminated.
“It’s a special trophy to win and I’ve not had the joy of winning it,” Welbeck said.
“It’s something that I really want to do. It’s great to have that on your CV and you just want to keep on winning because once you get into the habit, it’s good to keep going.
“It’s always meant a lot. Growing up as a kid we always knew the FA Cup was such a historic competition and it’s up to us to keep that going. I’m sure it will and it will live on forever.”
Neither he nor any of the other Arsenal players will be expecting an easy ride, but the prestigious English trophy is certainly our best chance of silverware this campaign.