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Wenger Targets FA Cup Success

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, wants the Gunners to win the FA Cup and end their eight-year trophy drought.

Wenger last enjoyed success in the FA Cup in 2005 when Arsenal beat Manchester United on penalties, the club’s last piece if silverware.

With no big team remaining in the competition, Arsenal head as favourites into this weekend’s semi-finals. Whilst the Gunners face current FA Cup holders, Wigan Athletic, Hull City and League One side, Sheffield United, battle it out in the second semi-final.

Wenger knows the FA Cup is his last hope to save a season, in which Arsenal looked destined for silverware, but has run out of steam over the last weeks.

“The Champions League was vital for us until now and, for me, at the start of the season the minimum requirement," said Wenger, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

“But don't imagine I sacrifice every day of my life not to win a trophy. Everybody fights for that. We all play to win something. If you are in the FA Cup everyone can dream of winning it at the start of the season.

“The championship ... only seven clubs can dream of winning it at the start of the season. A cup is a dream open to everybody and that is the beauty of the FA Cup.

“We are back at Wembley and it's great. It's an important competition. You know we will not fight for the championship any more (this season), so it’s the only competition."

Arsenal have only won one of their last five games and could even miss out on finishing top four, so Wenger needs a success in the FA Cup semi-final to avoid a new wave of criticism.

Under their current form, what do you make of Arsenal’s chances to win the FA Cup this year? Have your say in the comment section below.

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