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Arsenal need trophy breakthrough, concedes Van Persie

Arsenal ace Robin van Persie believes the current team can achieve great things - if they can break their trophy drought this season.

"I feel the same as the fans, I want it as badly as them and it can be frustrating when it doesn't happen," said Van Persie, who has hit five goals in his last seven games.

"I am a positive person though, and I think positively, and I think the fans should do that as well.

"We did not win everything in the past couple of years, but we are doing absolutely everything we can to change it."

Van Persie added in the Arsenal matchday programme: "The main thing [in 2009] is to finally get silverware, but there is a clear picture here of how to achieve that.

"We need to stick to it - because this is how Arsenal is. The Arsenal way is in our system now, it grows into you, and I don't think it's clever to change your philosophy.

"Things take time, and you often see clubs sacking managers for fun, and they don't get anywhere. You need a long-term strategy.

"At Arsenal, the players have time to grow into the system, and if we stick to our principles we will get silverware."

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