Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that winning the FA Cup in 2014 was a stepping stone for the Gunners who are on the verge of breaking a 12-year drought if they win the Barclays Premier League title this season.

Arsene Wenger’s side have now won the FA Cup back to back but Wilshere feels the first one where they beat Hull City 3-2 in a dramatic final at Wembley Stadium FA Cup was another significant moment in the club’s recent history.

Aaron Ramsey’s extra-time winner ensured Arsenal ended their nine-year wait for a trophy as they came from two goals behind to beat the Tigers.

“I think it was important that we won our first trophy after so long,” Wilshere told Arsenal Player.

“We had our chance a few years back in the League Cup and we blew it.

“That was really the story of that season and we struggled for a few seasons and finally found our feet again and looked like we had a chance of winning the league.

“At the end of the day when you look back at your career you are judged on the trophies you have as player and as a manager so it was important to get our first one.”

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