Ahead of the FA Cup final against Hull City on Saturday, we're getting an insight into how Arsenal fans around the world are gearing up for the game. We asked Martin Eliceche, who looks after our Spanish Twitter account, what preparations are like in South America...

"The countdown has begun. These aren't normal days for Arsenal fans as we are so desperate to end our nine-year wait for a trophy. We're kind of castaway in the middle of the ocean in search of a piece of land. The sun is now on the horizon, and we see firm ground, but just we need to make the last effort to reach our goal.

We're kind of castaway in the middle of the ocean in search of a piece of land. The sun is now on the horizon, and we see firm ground, but just we need to make the last effort to reach our goal

"The last nine years have been difficult for the fans, but also very enjoyable watching the club become an example of management worldwide. We can proudly say that we are on a firm foundation that has been built with a lot of effort. Now it's time to collect the fruits of our labour.

"Here in Argentina we are very close to creating our own supporters' club and we have already organised a meeting to watch the game, as we do with all the others - although it is clear that this one has a special flavour. If we win the cup, we will celebrate at the Obelisco (national monument in Buenos Aires).

"In Argentina there are many fans of English football and it shows so much. In the past few days, if I go outside with my Arsenal shirt on a lot people talk me about the final against Hull City.

"Only 90 minutes more - we need to play this match like it's the last of our lives. The players should know that they will not be alone, because there will be millions of Gunners around the world living the most exciting 90 minutes of recent years.

"We will have 11 players on the field, but countless souls flying over Wembley singing, 'We love you Arsenal, we do!' Our passion is unconditional."

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