Arsene Wenger admits he needs a trophy

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Arsene Wenger has admitted he is under pressure to end Arsenal's long wait for a trophy.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday's Carling Cup last 16 trip to Newcastle United, Wenger has conceded that the near five-year wait for silverware is too long for a club of their stature.

Arsenal's last success was the 2005 FA Cup Final which they won on penalties against Manchester United.

Asked whether the lack of recent success was leading to pressure, Wenger replied:"Yes. There is as well a lot of demands from people who know you are at the top and they try always to find your weakness.

"You can see what we have done is quite remarkable but we want more. I can understand that people want more and we want to give them more.

"You can only show attitude, commitment and we have talent so let's go step by step and try and win the game and keep that urgency and that attitude until the end of the season.

"That's what we want to do and we want to achieve. We want to respond with the maximum commitment to the demands of people. We want to go as high as we can.

"People forget that we have been at the top every year but we want to add what people want from us and we want as well.

"It is very difficult to respond to that, the only thing I can promise is that we will try to give our best in every competition."

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