Jack Wilshere is Arsenal through and through. If you cut him he bleeds red, oh hang on so does everyone. Anyway, Jack was one of the five young players who recently committed their long term future to the Gunners, and he wants that future to be a successful one, laden with silverware. This is not a pipe dream for Wilshere, he believes that Arsenal are close to challenging regularly for trophies. The hardest part, though, is getting that first one. If Arsenal can do that soon, then there will be no stopping us.
“When you finish a career, you look back and see how many trophies you have won, so we all want them, and we know how much the fans do too.
“We’re all hungry for it and, maybe if we get a trophy this year, it can open the way for a few more. We’ve got a good crop of young players, and experienced players as well such as Arteta and others.
“If we get a trophy this year, or in the next couple of years, we can really build something and be strong in the next few years.
“It’s easy to sit here and say, when we get that first trophy it’ll happen, but we know how tough the FA cup is. We’re still in the Champions league, so we’re in a good position and we just need to make sure we get the results now.”
You have to admire the lad. If all the Arsenal players had his drive and positivity, we would have already won a trophy recently. Arsenal have got to make sure we are up for it next week when Swansea come to the Emirates for the FA cup replay. If we go out too soon, it could have a very detrimental effect on the confidence in the team, whereas lifting a cup could transform us from potentially good to serious challengers.