Welbeck sets his sights on winning the FA Cup.


Danny Welbeck is focused on helping Arsenal retain the FA Cup.

The England international has won the Premier League title while he was at Manchester United but believes not having an FA Cup medal is a gap on his CV and hopes he can emulate his Arsenal team-mates by winning the oldest football competition at Wembley.

“It’s a special trophy to win and I’ve not had the joy of winning it,” the forward told Arsenal Player.

“It’s something that I really want to do. It’s great to have that on your CV and you just want to keep on winning because once you get into the habit, it’s good to keep going.

“It’s always meant a lot. Growing up as a kid we always knew the FA Cup was such a historic competition and it’s up to us to keep that going. I’m sure it will and it will live on forever.”

The Gunners take on Middlesbrough in the fifth round on Sunday and the former Manchester United striker is convinced Arsenal have enough quality to seal a win over Aitor Karanka's team.

“Middlesbrough have got nothing to lose but they also know that they’re going to be up against a good side,” he added. “I’m sure that once we’re going into the game, we’ll be prepared very well. We’ll know about their team, they’ll know a lot about us as well so it should be a good occasion.

“We’d like to play our game but obviously every single team’s got their strengths and weaknesses so we’ll be looking into that. We’ll analyse their team and know where we can maybe make the difference on the day.”


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