Football: Wenger urges Arsenal to build on FA Cup win
Published on May 18, 2014 8:49 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has encouraged his players to use their 3-2 FA Cup final victory over Hull City as a springboard to further success in the years ahead.
Arsenal’s hopes of ending a nine-year trophy drought appeared slim after centre-backs James Chester and Curtis Davies put Hull 2-0 up after only eight minutes of Saturday’s final at a humid Wembley Stadium.
But Santi Cazorla’s inch-perfect free-kick halved the deficit and after Laurent Koscielny scored a brave equaliser with 19 minutes remaining, Aaron Ramsey drilled home a 109th-minute winner in extra time.
Having seen his side falter in similar circumstances over recent years – most notably in 2011, when they lost the League Cup final to Birmingham City – Wenger was delighted by the spirit his players showed.
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