Wilshere reveals Arsenal's priority: FA Cup? CL? Prem?

Jack Wilshere

Arsenal midfielder has spoken out over the trophy he most covets.

Versatile Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 22, is desperate for the Gunners to end their nine-year trophy drought by claiming the Premier League crown this season, a year in which they have maintained their position at the top of the division for the majority of the campaign.

'I'd say the Premier League [is the priority],' said Wilshere, star of the club's recent 2-1 victory over Aston Villa, to SNTV.

Arsenal were eliminated by Chelsea in the fourth round of the League Cup due to a 2-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium, in October.

The club remain in a healthy position in all other tournaments, with an FA Cup fourth round booked against Coventry City on January 24, a two-legged Champions League knockout round against Bayern Munich to be competed on February 19 in London then concluded on March 11 in Munich and 17 match-days left in the Premier League.

Arsenal have not finished the league season as champions since 2004, the year they went unbeaten, however, Wilshere believes the club are strongly-placed for a 'serious' challenge.

'This is my sixth season, we've done well every year, but we've only finished fourth and we've never really hunted a title challenge, not a serious one anyway and this year we feel we can be serious about it. It would be nice after a 38-game season we're the best in the league - that shows the real best.'

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