Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal will take the FA cup seriously, as he wants to win the trophy for a third time.
Arsenal face Sunderland on Saturday, and Wenger insists they will take the competition seriously.
“Of course there is extra pressure because we won the competition last season,” he said at a news conference.
“Being the holders, we want to stay in the competition and do it again if possible.
“I don’t see why the FA Cup should be ostracised because of the Premier League.
“We want to go for the competition and go for it 100 per cent.”