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Wilshere expresses cup joy

Jack Wilshere is delighted to have fired Arsenal into the FA Cup fourth road to keep them on the trophy trail.

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Jack Wilshere: Helped Arsenal to edge out Swansea in third round replay

Jack Wilshere: Helped Arsenal to edge out Swansea in third round replay

The England midfielder netted the only goal of the game on Wednesday as Arsenal edged out Swansea in a third round replay.

The Gunners will face Championship opposition at the next stage, with a trip to Brighton awaiting Arsene Wenger's troops.

Wilshere is aware of the importance of piecing together a positive cup run, with Arsenal having gone eight years since they last secured major silverware.

He said: "We had a lot of chances in the second half and couldn't put it in. Luckily I was there at the end to do that.

"We know what the FA Cup means to people at the club, it's a great competition and we wanted to be in the next round."

Wilshere is also pleased that his 86th minute effort saw Arsenal avoid the need for extra-time against Swansea, with an important Premier League fixture against capital rivals Chelsea next on their agenda.

He added: "I don't think I'll hit one like that again. It was a great set-up from Olivier Giroud and it was important that we got the goal.

"We didn't want extra-time with the tough game coming up at the weekend."

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