Wenger wants the title next

Theo Walcott with the FA Cup
Theo Walcott with the FA Cup
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Arsene Wenger targeted Premier League glory after guiding Arsenal to a record-breaking 12th FA Cup win.

Wenger’s side ripped Aston Villa apart at Wembley on Saturday to retain the oldest knockout trophy in football.

Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud found the net in a 4-0 romp as Arsenal recorded the biggest win in an FA Cup final since 1994.

Wenger may have had has critics over the second half of his 19-year Arsenal reign but he is now only foreign manager to have won the FA Cup six times.

The only other man to have achieved the feat is George Ramsay, who managed Villa from 1884-1926.

“I am very proud of that,” the Arsenal manager said.

“If it has not been done since then, it shows it is not easy and all of us want to achieve things that are difficult. For the club it is great, we won it 12 times, more than any club. Personally I managed in seven finals and we won six.”

Wenger has improved Arsenal’s standing in the league this season, finishing third to guarantee direct entry into the Champions League.

The Arsenal boss hopes the momentum gained from this emphatic win will help his team finish two places higher next season.

“I think of course we can push on,” he said.

“Why not? We have won the league in the past when we had the potential to do it and that is what we want to do again.”

Villa boss Tim Sherwood was left feeling sick to the stomach after his side were hammered.

After escaping relegation, Sherwood brought Villa to Wembley looking to win the FA Cup for the first time since 1957, but left in dejection after losing a final by the biggest margin for 21 years.

And the Villans boss found it hard to take.

“I feel sick and so do the boys in there,” Sherwood said.

“You can only know how good winning feels when you have to walk around watching a team hold the cup.

“They deserved to win the game, no arguments. It was quite obvious that they had their own way.”