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Arsene Wenger believes FA Cup win would give Arsenal ‘aura’ again

22:42 05 January 2013

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis

Manager Arsene Wenger feels winning the FA Cup would give Arsenal an “aura” once again.

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The Gunners head to Swansea for today’s third-round tie aiming to keep alive hopes of finally ending their long run without silverware in 2013.

A generation of players have passed through Wenger’s squad since Patrick Vieira lifted the FA Cup at the Millennium Stadium some seven-and-a-half years ago.

While Arsenal have not stood still in that time, moving to their new 60,000-seater Emirates Stadium home, reaching the Champions League final in 2006 and also consistently qualifying for Europe’s elite club competition, Wenger accepts getting their hands on a trophy would change the mindset of the current squad as they look to emulate ‘the Invincibles’.

“There is a change of course, there is an aura around the team that is built through the history of the team. That makes them feel strong together,” he said.

“It is an energy that builds up inside the team that you sense, that is linked with the success that the team has achieved.

“It is the same the other way around - you only achieve if you really believe, so it is always a vicious circle.”

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