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Arsenal star Wilshere holding FA Cup in high esteem

Jack Wilshere suggests that Arsenal could be targeting the FA Cup this season after moving into the fourth round.

The Gunners beat Swansea City 1-0 tonight thanks to Wilshere's 86th minute winner to set up a meeting with Brighton & Hove Albion on January 26 and the 21-year old midfielder has indicated that the famous cup is a competition he and his teammates are looking to succeed in.

"We know what the FA Cup means in England," he told ESPN after the win.

"It's a great competition and we wanted to be in the next round, but we've got a tough game away to Brighton."

And Wilshere also admitted he was surprised by his brilliant 20-yard volley which allowed Arsenal a path through to the next stage.

"I don't know if I'll ever hit another one like that in my life, and it was a great set-up from Olivier (Giroud)," he added.

"It was important we got the win in 90 minutes, we'd created chances (before the goal) but we just couldn't put it in."

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