MX23RW : Saturday, December 15 23:47:38

Jack Wilshere: 'Arsenal have unfinished business in EFL Cup'

Wilshere: 'Arsenal have unfinished business'
© SilverHub
Jack Wilshere hopes to finally add the EFL Cup to his list of honours when Arsenal face Manchester City in this weekend's final at Wembley Stadium.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has targeted victory over Manchester City in the EFL Cup final this weekend in order to draw a line under the pain of losing at the same stage in 2011.

The Gunners suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Birmingham City seven years ago after a costly mix-up at the end allowed Obafemi Martins to pounce.

Wilshere has had better success at Wembley since then, with Arsenal winning the FA Cup three times in the last four years, but he admits that it feels as though his side have some "unfinished business" to take care of on their latest trip to the national stadium.

"In 2011, we were expected to win and I was convinced we were going to win and come home with silverware," he told Sky Sports News. "I think it helps as you grow up in football. You get more experience in these [situations]. I know we didn't like it, but I think it helped me in my career; it was a horrible feeling.

"We've won at Wembley in the FA Cup and it was the best thing ever. [They are] totally different emotions and we don't want to feel [defeat] again. We know that City will be tough, but we also know what it takes to win at Wembley, and we have a fantastic record there. It's a final and anything can happen. We'll be ready.

"Since [the Birmingham game], we haven't really been anywhere near [the final] in this competition. I want to add this trophy to my collection, and almost feel there is some unfinished business because of the 2011 final."

Wilshere has started four of Arsenal's five games en route to the final of this year's competition.


Click here for more stories about Jack Wilshere

Click here for more stories about Arsenal

Share this article now:
Mesut Ozil celebrates getting the opener during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Newcastle United on December 16, 2017
Read Next:
Combined XI: Arsenal vs. Man City
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Belgian Pro League
League One
League Two
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Welsh Premier League
NIFL Premiership
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Ligue 2
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Australian A-League
Indian I-League
International Friendlies
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
2Liverpool1613303462842
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Burnley1733111533-1812
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1723121642-269

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account