Tomas Rosicky is determined to make 2011-12 a year to remember, as he urges his Arsenal teammates to finally realise their potential and turn promise into prizes after a six-year barren run.
The 30-year-old Czech international midfielder has made a trophy - any trophy - the number one priority for the Gunners this campaign, and fully expects the players to grab their next opportunity for glory after the disappointment of last season.
Having been in contention on four domestic and European fronts, the wheels came off for Arsene Wenger's side in 2010-11, as they ended their sixth consecutive season without silverware.
But Rosicky is adamant the squad will come back more determined and more resilient for the setback, as the Gunners look to hit the ground running this term.
"I think we are stronger, firstly because what happened last season, the experience of it all, will help us," Rosicky told Arsenal.com. "It was disappointing because we were close to winning something and the last two months were not good.
"But all this stuff has to push us more and more because we are capable of winning something. It must be like this. It's very simple - I would like to win a trophy. It doesn't matter which one. It's very simple, all we want, all the players and the Arsenal community - the fans - is to win."
The Carling Cup final defeat to Birmingham City at the end of February was, for many, seen as the catalyst in Arsenal's slump in form, as another opportunity for success fell by the wayside. Rosicky is unconvinced by that theory though, and instead pointed to indifferent home form they must rectify next time out.
"When we lost the Carling Cup Final even a lot of players said that it went wrong from there but I don't agree with that," he continued. "There was still a long time to go in the season and it would have been enough had we just won our home games. We lost so many points at home and it would have made all the difference.
"Setbacks like the Carling Cup do affect you but you have to go on and move on. It was in our hands and I still believe it will be in our hands this season if we produce the football we played before.
"The experience will be important and I hope everyone has gained from what happened last season."
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