There will be no resting players or concentrating on the next game for Arsenal today. Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players are treating the FA cup tie at Swansea today with the utmost importance. Wenger has realised that, if he wants this current team to achieve it’s potential, the Gunners must win a trophy. Le Prof has been thinking about the invincible team and what made them so special.
“There’s an aura around a team that is built through the history of the team.
“That makes them feel strong together. It’s an energy that builds up inside the team that you sense. That is linked with the success that the team has achieved.
“It’s the same the other way round. You only achieve if you really believe. It’s always a vicious circle.
“I believe the fact that you can be consistent improves the confidence. After, it’s about the trophy.”
Wenger has faith in his players and the team, and they do look brilliant sometimes. It is just the fragility of the confidence that is really hurting us. Wenger has rebuilt teams before, but there were always a few players that had tasted success left. The current team has nobody who has won a medal with Arsenal, so when we have a bad game or are not playing so well, the confidence seeps away.
Szczesny feels that the belief is coming, and we are in much better shape now than we were when Swansea came to the Emirates a month ago. That game shook the players up and they have knuckled down and stuck together since. Some great play and good results have boosted the spirit in the squad, but they are all desperate to progress in the cup, and to finally pick up some silverware.
“We have worked very hard for each other, we’ve stayed together and that’s why we’ve turned things around.
“We have recovered very well and the results have shown the massive improvement that we’ve made. We’ll be going much more confident than we were before the previous game.
“It’s massive. Everyone realises how big a competition it is. It’s just as big as the Premier leaguew for us. We want to take our chances of getting as far as we can.
“There’s always a special atmosphere when you play in the FA cup. We know how much it means and we want to win the trophy.”
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