Wilshere: Trophy can kickstart Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes the Gunners will start firing on all cylinders once they end their trophy drought.

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By ESPNSTAR.com staff

The Gunners have not won a trophy for the last seven years, with the Emirates Stadium outfit last tasting success in 2005 when they won the FA Cup.

Nonetheless, despite being knocked out of the Capital One Cup and being way off the pace in the fight for the Premier League title, Arsenal still have a chance of ending their trophy drought this season; Arsene Wenger's men are still in the FA Cup after having drawn 2-2 with Swansea in the third round of the competition and have also progressed into the last-16 of the Champions League, where they are set to meet Bayern Munich.

And Wilshere has declared his intention to win either one of the remaining trophies available to them, claiming that the Gunners would be able to fulfil their true potential once they got rid of the trophy-less monkey off their back.

"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," Wilshere was quoted as saying by the official Arsenal website.

"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 plays 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 that when we get that first trophy it'll happen but we know how tough the FA Cup. 

"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."

Wilshere also acknowledged that his side will face a testing month ahead, with their next four games pitting them against Manchester City, Swansea, Chelsea and Liverpool, but declared the Gunners were more than ready for their upcoming challenges.

"We've got a tough few games [coming up] and we know that in England at this time of year it is so important," Wilshere added.

"We've got a big game on Sunday and while we know City are a good team, we're at our home so we have to take the game to them.

"We know we need results. We're not in the position in the league that we want to be in. 

"We want to be higher. We've got a couple of games in hand and we have to make sure we make them count."

Arsenal's next Premier League fixture sees them take on title chasers Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

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