By Giuseppe Muro
Kieran Gibbs insists the four competitions Arsenal are still in the running for are all “as important as each other”.
A 3-1 win at Leeds on Wednesday secured Arsenal’s progress to the FA Cup Fourth Round and, with a League Cup Semi-Final and Champions League last-16 tie both on the horizon, it promises to be a busy period for Arsène Wenger’s side.
While supporters may understandably have eyes on the Champions League and Premier League, Gibbs insists that, as each presents an opportunity to win some silverware, there is no priority.
“All of the trophies are as important as each other,” said the left back. “It’s not because we haven’t won things for a number of years but we have got a squad of players who want to win things.
“Every competition is just as important. If you look at the players who have been here for five years, they will say they think about the run without trophies. But there are a lot of players who haven’t been here for that long.
“They have come in and shown that they want to win – I think that with that quality, we can end the drought. We have got the squad depth to go for everything – I just hope that the squad can stay injury-free.
“It depends how we do injury-wise. You know how players get towards the end of a season – they start tiring. If we can keep injury free and everyone fit – the medical staff are doing everything they can and rotation helps – then we have got a good chance.
“It is important to win something every season regardless of how long the Club have been without a trophy. At the minute we are on course to win something.
“Hopefully we can keep on top of things and show we mean to do business this season.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 20 Jan 2011