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Van Persie sets his sights on Wembley's FA Cup showpiece

PUBLISHED: 10:23 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:46 07 September 2010

Robin Van Persie has his eyes firmly set on FA Cup glory this season. When we were in the final last time, we were playing at Cardiff, he said. It was fantastic in front of 70,000 people, but it is still a dream for me to play at Wembley. I have nev

Robin Van Persie has his eyes firmly set on FA Cup glory this season.

"When we were in the final last time, we were playing at Cardiff,'' he said.

"It was fantastic in front of 70,000 people, but it is still a dream for me to play at Wembley. I have never played there.

"There are big tests coming up but hopefully we can go far and make at least the final."

The Dutch striker made no secret of his annoyance at Arsenal's barren trophyless spell which stretches to nearly four years, the longest period without silverware of Arsene Wenger's 12-year tenure in north London.

"When I came here the club was winning trophies for fun," he said. "I came to the champions, so I was expecting something. But it has not really happened in the last three years.

"It is not a reason for me to give up - it is a bigger challenge for me to do it.

"If we can do it now, then it is a big achievement."

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