Friday, 11th April, 2014

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky believes that winning the FA Cup will serve as a ‘building block’ for the future and thinks that it will instil confidence in players who have not tasted success with the Gunners until now.

The Czech stressed the importance of winning a trophy after so many barren years as some of the players have nothing to show for in their trophy cabinet and is unused to the feeling of winning silverware.

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“It would be a big lift for everyone because you still have a lot of players here who don't know how it feels to win a trophy,” the 33-year-old told the club’s official site.

“Mainly the guys who are coming through like Jack [Wilshere], Aaron [Ramsey] and all these boys. They don't know how success tastes, so it is a massive chance for us to win a trophy this year.”


Rosicky is sure that winning a trophy like the FA Cup will fire the ambition of the players to win even more.

“It would be a building block for these boys.”

Arsenal’s last piece of silverware was the FA Cup when they beat Manchester United 5-4 on penalties in 2005 to lift the famous old trophy. Since then they have lost the Champions League final against Barcelona in 2006 and lost the League Cup final to Birmingham City in 2011.

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