Arsene Wenger says that back-to-back FA Cup wins have given Arsenal more belief going into the new Premier League season.
The Gunners beat Aston Villa 4-0 in May to lift the trophy for the second time in 12 months, making them the most successful club in the competition’s history.
Now Wenger has his sights set on the Premier League title, he believes that retaining the FA Cup will give Arsenal a huge boost.
"What we want to do is focus on ourselves, focus on our strengths and see if we can develop on what we did last year"
“We moved forward in the second part of the season but as well the cup means something to the team because on the day, whether it’s the semi-final or the final, you have to win,” the manager said. “The trophy improves the confidence of the team.
“I believe in England, we are always worried about each other because we have so many teams with the potential to win the league that everyone looks around and thinks, ‘What are they doing? How strong are they?’
“What we want to do is focus on ourselves, focus on our strengths and see if we can develop on what we did last year. That is the most important thing, not to waste too much energy on looking around us.”
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