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Wenger determined to break trophy drought

5 January 2013 12:42

Arsene Wenger has called for his side to respond appropriately when they face Swansea in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

The Gunners are looking to make amends for their 2-0 home defeat suffered at the hands of the Welsh club earlier in the season - and bolster their chances of winning their first trophy in eight years.

After the club missed out on qualifying for the semi-final of the League Cup, losing to Bradford City in a dramatic penalty shootout, the pressure has increased on the Frenchman as he looks to bring silverware back to the Emirates.

Wenger himself has admitted his frustration with the club's trophy drought.

He told the official Arsenal website: "It bothers me (not to win trophies), of course it bothers me because I'm not here to watch other people win trophies.

"I think it is an important moment of the season for us, to strengthen the confidence of the team.

"We feel we are on a good run but how far can we go? To win in the FA Cup will strengthen us.

"For us it's important to show continuity and consistency and the FA Cup is part of that. To get people to believe more in the team it's important that we win on Sunday."

Despite Wenger's ambition to go all the way in the cup, he understands that the Gunners will face tough opposition on Sunday in the light of that dispiriting loss to Michael Laudrup's side on December 1.

"They had a very good game (at the Emirates Stadium). We have to give them a different response on Sunday," Wenger said.

Swansea host Arsenal on Sunday afternoon at the Liberty Stadium.

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Competition
FA Cup
Date
6 January 2013
Kick-off
14:30
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
Liberty Stadium (Swansea)
Attendance
18848

Goals

Michu 58'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 2
D. Graham 87'  
2 - 2

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