Arsenal 3-1 Ipswich (agg)

Cesc hails Arsenal victory

January 25, 2011

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas said the fans deserve another trophy after helping the side to a 3-1 aggregate win over Ipswich.

Cesc Fabregas
PA PhotosCesc Fabregas celebrates after rounding off the scoring for Arsenal

Nicklas Bendtner, Laurent Koscielny and Cesc Fabregas saw off Championship side Ipswich, who had headed to London with dreams of Wembley after their narrow first-leg win.

It is almost six years since Arsenal last won a trophy and Fabregas told the BBC: "It is going to be a very difficult final but we will do our best because I think the fans deserve a trophy again at the Emirates.

"The goal was to get to the final but it was difficult. We have got to congratulate Ipswich for what they've done. We wanted to score an early goal but the key was patience and we did it really well."

Fellow goalscorer Bendtner added: "It's been a little while since I last scored but I made a good run in behind and it was a good finish.

"Ipswich deserve all the credit. They played really well and made it very difficult for us but we always knew we'd have the chances and it was just a case of finishing them off.

"We do everything we can in every match to win a trophy and now we're in one final and we'll do everything we can to try and win it."