Date: 25th May 2017 at 9:40am
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Arsenal have endured a poor campaign, nothing can be said to dispel such thoughts. Admitting as much, Danny Welbeck is targeting another FA Cup win as a ‘positive from a disappointing season.’

Winning the title, securing a top-four finish at least, and a Champions League run is the first aim of a season. But, as the FA Cup is always special, Welbeck’s up for Chelsea in Saturday’s final.

He was quoted by Sky Sports: ‘We’re disappointed with the league position this year and, as I’ve said before, we’ve got a chance to win a trophy and that will be a positive from a disappointing season. Growing up as a young kid you’re watching all the FA Cup games and all the upsets and you really look forward to that FA Cup final weekend. Once it does come around it’s a massive occasion and, being a professional, you want to be playing in those kind of games and luckily, come the weekend, that’s what we’ll be doing.’

If Arsenal can win the trophy again it would be a seventh time under Arsene Wenger, seeing the Gunners victorious as many time under the Frenchman as Chelsea and Liverpool have each won the FA Cup in total.

However, as much as Welbeck is keen on Arsenal winning it for the boss the former Manchester United forward wants this for the club, fans and of course personal glory too.

Welbeck said: ‘Obviously we want to do it for the manager but we want to do it for ourselves as a team and for the fans of Arsenal football club so it’s not where we’re going to be putting on added pressure because it’s for the manager to become the most successful FA Cup manager.’

Limited to just 19 appearances this season, due to continued injury and the form of Alexis Sanchez, Welbeck has admitted Alexis, who continues to be linked with a summer exit, would prove to be a huge for Arsenal if the former Barcelona forward were to leave.

‘It’s obvious to see how important he is for the team with his great ability on the pitch and also off it with his attitude,’ added the England forward. ‘It’s not great to lose your best players.’

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