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Marc's Gunning For Glory

MARC WILSON believes that he and his teammates are more than capable of springing a surprise upon Arsenal in front of the live television cameras at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The Potters travel to the capital looking to prolong their unbeaten four-match run, having held title favourites Manchester City to a goalless draw at the Britannia Stadium this past weekend.

The Republic of Ireland international feels the players can take a great amount of confidence with them to the Emirates, having registered seven points from the last three league games.

"We will go down there on Sunday, be confident and give it a real go," the 26-year old revealed to Stoke City Player.

"The gaffer likes us to play football, move forward and create goal-scoring opportunities, and whilst we know it will be difficult at Arsenal, we know that we have the players to cause them problems.

"We showed against Manchester City that we are capable of mixing it with teams of that stature, and on another day we would have won that game comfortably."

He added: "If we can hit the back of the net more regularly, which I am sure we will do, then we will cause a lot of teams a lot of problems and surprise a lot of people this year."

Wilson has shone for the Potters this term, featuring in a role that he openly admits to feeling a lot more comfortable in.

"I see myself as a defensive midfielder, and I always have," he enthused. "Obviously it was good to be in the team at full back, and it is another string to my bow being able to play there.

"But from a young age I have played in the middle and I have always felt comfortable in that role.

"It's good to be in the team, and it is nice to have been on the run that we have, but I know there are a lot of good players here ready to step in if my performances slip. That is driving me on to improve every week."

To hear the full interview with the former Portsmouth star then log into Stoke City Player today.

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