Birmingham striker Cameron Jerome believes Arsenal's lack of trophy success for the past five years will increase the pressure on them for Sunday's Carling Cup final.
Jerome accepts the Gunners will be favourites to triumph against Alex McLeish's side at Wembley.
But he is hoping Arsenal's recent lack of honours, plus their demanding programme in searching for silverware on four fronts this season, will take its toll.
"Will the lack of trophies put pressure on them? I think it is going to," said Jerome. "They are overwhelming favourites and everyone is writing us off outside of our camp.
"That is going to add the pressure on them, and also them not winning a trophy for a while. They had a league game on Wednesday (against Stoke), have a narrow lead in the Champions League against Barcelona, and have also got an FA Cup replay.
"They are in a lot of competitions so hopefully we can catch them slipping."