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Wilshere: Arsenal wants a trophy this season

Wilshere: Arsenal wants a trophy this season

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The Gunners were held to a replay in the FA Cup by Swansea on Saturday, but the 21-year-old insists that the squad is 'hungry' for success after seven trophyless seasons.

Jack Wilshere insists that Arsenal is determined to end its barren run and secure a trophy this season.

The Gunners have not won a competition since the 2005 FA Cup, and were held to a 2-2 draw by Swansea in their third round tie on Saturday.

The club also faces Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League and Wilshere believes his teammates can beat their German opponent when the competition resumes in February.

"We all want a trophy. As players when you finish your career, you look back and see how many trophies you’ve won," he told reporters.  "We’re all hungry for it and maybe if we get a trophy this year it can lead to a few more."

He added, "We've got a good crop of young players and experienced ones as well with [Mikel] Arteta and others, so if we get a trophy this year or in the next couple of years we can really build something, a strong team and be strong in the next few years.

"We are still in the FA Cup and the Champions League. I think we are in a good position, we just need to make sure we get the results now."

The Gunners sit 18 points behind league leader Manchester United and face second-placed City on Sunday, with Wilshere lamenting how far off the pace Arsenal is in the Premier League.

"I'm not sure if it's make or break but we know we need results. We're not in the position in the league that we want to be. We want to be higher," Wilshire stated.  "We've got a couple of games in hand and we have to make sure we make them count. There's no point having them and not getting results or making them count."

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