Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed the suggestion that top-flight clubs could do without the FA Cup, saying that he would like to win the famous old trophy once again.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was asked yesterday whether the domestic cup was something Premier League clubs could do without and he told the BBC: "If they were being honest, they probably would do."
But Wenger claimed the FA Cup presented an opportunity for Arsenal to end their eight-year trophy drought.
He said: "I don't believe that at all. We have not won trophies for a long time, it is an opportunity that we want to take that we consider.
"On top of that we have afterwards nine days until the next Premier League game, we can give absolutely everything in this game."
Arsenal will play North London rivals Tottenham in the FA Cup third round, which you can watch live this Saturday at 5.15pm on ITV or on the ITV Football website.