Wilshere expresses cup joy

  • Last Updated: January 17 2013, 9:28 GMT

Jack Wilshere is delighted to have fired Arsenal into the FA Cup fourth round to keep them on the trophy trail.

Wilshere delighted to help Arsenal through

The England midfielder netted the only goal of the game on Wednesday as Arsenal edged out Swansea in a third round replay.

The Gunners will face Championship opposition at the next stage, with a trip to Brighton awaiting Arsene Wenger's troops.

Wilshere is aware of the importance of piecing together a positive cup run, with Arsenal having gone eight years since they last secured major silverware.

Jack Wilshere

10. Jack Wilshere

Title Number
Appearances 11 (3)
Goals 1
Assists 3
Yellows 2
Reds 0
*Current Season

He said: "We had a lot of chances in the second half and couldn't put it in. Luckily I was there at the end to do that."

"We know what the FA Cup means to people at the club, it's a great competition and we wanted to be in the next round."

Wilshere is also pleased that his 86th minute effort saw Arsenal avoid the need for extra-time against Swansea, with an important Premier League fixture against capital rivals Chelsea next on their agenda.

He added: "I don't think I'll hit one like that again. It was a great set-up from Olivier Giroud and it was important that we got the goal."

"We didn't want extra-time with the tough game coming up at the weekend."


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