Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has reiterated the club’s desire to retain the FA Cup this season having landed our 11th title of the oldest cup competition in the world in May.
When we won the much awaited trophy last season, the talk among the squad was that this was very much the start of something special and a platform for future success.
It was hoped that a title charge could be sustained but that wasn’t to be this season, but it is key for the development of the team that they get used to winning trophies.
“We know what this competition is like, you’ve seen teams that can cause upsets and we can’t take these teams for granted,” Gibbs told BT Sport.
“We’re hungry to retain our trophy and we’ve got a good squad – we’re happy to continue our run.”
The seriousness in our displays against potential banana skin fixtures against Brighton & Hove Albion Middlesbrough was visible and dare I say it, had a sense of the efficiency in the same way the ‘Invincible’ squad handled this competition.
Gibbs himself had to prove his worth after being displace in the first team by Nacho Monreal in recent months and the game yesterday was a chance for him to prove his attacking prowess.