Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are no longer struggling at Wembley because they have stopped “feeling sorry” for themselves.
The Gunners secured their place in back-to-back FA Cup finals when Alexis struck an extra-time winner against Reading on Sunday.
It will be Arsenal’s third final at the new Wembley Stadium and Wenger accepts that his side have had mixed success.
"We were back against the wall and responded well. The team has great spirit and togetherness and that helps"
“We struggled for a while,” the manager said. “We have learned from our hiccups and we have matured a little bit.
“When we had difficult moments [against Reading] the team kept going. We don't feel sorry for ourselves. We just kept our gameplan.
“We have to show that now on a consistent level and we have the opportunity to do that against Chelsea next Sunday. We were back against the wall and responded well. The team has great spirit and togetherness and that helps.
“Let's finish this season well. We have six games, a big game next weekend, and I believe we have the spirit, which is encouraged by the results. That's what we have to produce until the end.”
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