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Arsenal star desperate for trophy win

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere celebrates scoring their winning goal during the FA Cup Third Round Replay at the Emirates Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 16, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Arsenal. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos. Arsenal's Jack Wilshere celebrates scoring their winning goal during the FA Cup Third Round Replay at the Emirates Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 16, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Arsenal. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Thursday, January 17, 2013
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Jack Wilshere is ready to drive Arsenal on to a successful end to their season.

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The 21-year-old England midfielder goes from strength to strength with every game as he looks to put a frustrating spell on the sidelines with ankle and knee injuries firmly behind him.

Wilshere produced a man-of-the-match display against Swansea last night to fire the Gunners into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a superb late winner at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger’s men will travel to npower Championship club Brighton next weekend looking to keep alive hopes of a first trophy since 2005.

Wilshere said: “Do I feel like a leader? That is part and parcel of my game and is the type of player I am - I like to pick the ball up, run at players and drive the team on.

“We all need to show a bit of character now.

“We knew we needed to get a result against Swansea and we all applied ourselves excellently in that game.

“We want this cup - it is a big competition. It was the last major trophy we won and we know what it means to the fans to get a trophy.”

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Arsenal

Nickname: The Gunners.

Ground: Emirates Stadium (capacity 60,361).

Founded: 1886.

Honours: First Division (until 1992) and Premier League: 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1948, 1953, 1971, 1989, 1991, 1998, 2002, 2004.

FA Cup: 1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1989, 1991, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005.

League Cup: 1987, 1993.

Fairs Cup: 1970.

Cup Winners’ Cup: 1994.

Leading goalscorer: Thierry Henry, 228.

Leading appearances: David O’Leary, 722.