Nicklas Bendtner insists Arsenal will be deadly serious when they look to end their six-year wait for a trophy this weekend.

Arsène Wenger's side are firm favourites going into Sunday's Carling Cup Final against Birmingham but the Gunners are no strangers to Wembley shocks - they lost League Cup showpieces they were expected to win in 1969 and 1988.

Bendtner knows there is no room for complacency and he is ready to make a major contribution of his own.

"I’d love to say that I have trophies to show for my time at Arsenal," he told the Official Arsenal Programme. "That’s why I’m here, to win things and play with the best players.

"Everyone wants to be a part of that so it’d be nice if we can start off with some silverware on Sunday, it’s a very big game and we need to take it seriously to make sure of it.

"There have been ups and downs for me this season but I think things have turned - I’ve finally overcome my injury 100 per cent and feel much sharper, more myself."

This interview first appeared in the Official Matchday Programme. You can subscribe to the Matchday Programme by calling 08700 20 20 20.

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