Djourou: Arsenal cannot afford to throw away Carling Cup chance

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou says they need to show better resolve in the second-leg of their Carling Cup semi against Ipswich Town.

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou says they need to show better resolve in the second-leg of their Carling Cup semi against Ipswich Town.

Ipswich will travel to the Emirates for the return leg on January 25, and Djourou insists Arsenal cannot afford another disappointing display if they want to end the season with some silverware.

"We need to realise that this is a big trophy and the Carling Cup shouldn't be taken for granted," Djourou said after the disappointing defeat.

"Arsenal hasn't won a trophy for a long time, and this is an occasion for us to win it."

The defender continued: "We really want it, and we need to think about Wembley to push ourselves."

 
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