Exclusive – FA Cup victory can inspire Arsenal to Premier League title challenger, says former defender

January 3, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFormer Arsenal star Nigel Winterburn believes securing a second FA Cup triumph in a row will fire them to a Premier League title challenge next season.The Gunners fought back from 2-0 down to beat Hull City 3-2 last year, lifting their first major trophy since 2004.This time out they face Aston Villa at Wembley after ending the season third in the table following successive fourth place finishes.And former left-back Winterburn reckons winning the cup again will allow Arsene Wenger to significantly bolster their squad and prepare for a title tilt.He told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “I still think the FA Cup is very, very important to Arsenal football club who are still in, what I consider, a new period. They’ve had that period where they didn’t win anything for such a long time.“The pressure was really on them last season but they really do nearly need to back that up this season to show they’re making progress to a club which can be considered to be winning trophies“They have to progress again then next season, hopefully strengthen that team again to go on and challenge again for the Premier League title because that’s what the Arsenal fans now want.”last_img



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