Arsene Wenger: Arsenal Must Move On And Win The Treble

Emirates boss insists Wembley heartbreak can spur on players for season run-in.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Carling Cup final defeat can inspire his team to achieve an historic treble.

The Gunners lost after an 89th minute mix-up between Wojciech Szczesny and Laurent Koscielny allowed Birmingham City’s Obafemi Martins to score.

The result means Arsenal’s six-year wait for silverware continues.

But Wenger has now set his sights on winning the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League.

With the treble still a possibility, the Frenchman needs to pick his players up in time for the FA Cup fifth-round replay against Leyton Orient on Wednesday.

“It is a massive disappointment for the team, but we have massive challenges in front of us.

“The Carling Cup is four or five games, but a championship season is 38. We will not throw 38 games away because of one game.

“I am confident we have the character and this is a good opportunity to show it.

“We have to be proud of our attitude, continue with our belief, pick ourselves up and face the other challenges we have.

“We will face a lot of questions after that mistake, but we have to be strong enough to stand up.

“It is a good opportunity to show that we have the mental strength to respond to the situation.”

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