Wilshere - I'd take a win on penalties

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere says he will take another penalty shoot-out win in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Arsenal beat Manchester United on penalties when they last won the competition in 2005 and edged out Wigan Athletic on spot-kicks in this season's semi-final.

The England midfielder recalls watching Patrick Vieira's winning penalty on TV and is desperate to get his hands on the trophy.

"When I grew up, you remember the FA Cup finals"

"I remember rightly Man United were the better team and we won on penalties," he said. "We'd take that. We just want to win the game - that's really important.

"I didn't go to that one, I remember watching at home, it was in Cardiff.

"We've been here before in the Carling Cup. No disrespect to the Carling Cup but this is bigger than the Carling Cup. The FA Cup is a trophy that, when I grew up, you remember the FA Cup finals. I won the FA Youth Cup so it's right that we go on and win this.

"We don't have to prove we have leaders to win this – we just have to win it."


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