Poldi - We will fight for the club

Lukas Podolski says Arsenal are ready to give their all to reach the FA Cup final.

The Gunners go into Saturday's semi-final against Wigan Athletic with just one win in their last six games.

But Podolski, who is hoping to make his first appearance at Wembley, insists morale is still high in the squad and is determined to end the club's wait for a major trophy.

"We have the chance now for the FA Cup and we will see what we can do on Saturday"

Lukas Podolski

"It is the biggest cup in the world and a big tradition," said Podolski. "The Premier League title is the best one in England but I think when you have a chance to win the FA Cup, you have to give 110 per cent to win. We have the chance now and we have to fight for this.

"It is a big game for us because it is the first title the club can win since 2005. We want to win the game and go through to the final. It is my first match at Wembley so I look forward to this game. It is an important game and we must keep what we have inside the 90 or 120 minutes.

"We have the chance now for the FA Cup and we will see what we can do on Saturday – and I can promise we will give all of what we have to go through to the final."

Arsenal are expecting to take almost 50,000 fans to the national stadium on Saturday and Podolski feels the extra support could prove to be decisive.

"I think we are strong enough, playing in London so it’s nearly a home game for us," he said. "I think it will be a great atmosphere. You don’t fight always for one person – you fight for the club and every player that plays on the pitch gives 100 per cent every time.

"So together we go out and play for the club and the manager and for the staff - and for all the other people associated with the club."

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