FA Cup, A Chance To Crown Our Season- Wenger



The Frenchman takes his team to Wembley on Saturday to face Hull City and Arsenal will start the final as favourites to lift the trophy having done the ‘double’ over the Tigers this season.

Wenger believes a team’s Premier League position is the true measurement of quality but he accepts that silverware will ensure a happy ending to Arsenal’s season.

“Our target is to win the trophies but you judge the quality of the teams and their potential over the Premier League results,” said Wenger.

“On top of that you want to do well in the cups. The basis is first to do well with the stability of results in the championship, and on top of that get the cups.

“In England it is difficult because you have many teams who can [try] to do that and every year it is becoming more difficult.

“This is an opportunity for us to crown our season and the overall achievement if you look back on the season will look better if we win it. It’s all to do, all is in front of us so we just want to focus on Saturday’s game.”

Arsenal are looking to end a nine-year wait since their last major trophy – the 2005 FA Cup – but Wenger does not want that to increase the pressure on his team.

“No matter what the result will be, this club – and this is always most important – can deal with the consequences of any game,” he said.

“What is important is that we come out of the game and have the feeling that we gave absolutely our best, our total energy to play at our best and then you always accept the consequences.

“No matter how much we talk about it, you can win and lose but you want to come out of the game feeling you have done the maximum to win and that is what we want to achieve.”


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