Mathieu Flamini says Arsenal have already had to win “three finals” during this season's FA Cup run.

The Gunners beat Tottenham Hotspur in the third round, and went on to defeat Liverpool and Everton on their way to Wembley.

Now Hull City stand between them and the trophy, and Flamini says the squad are determined to finish the job off in style on Saturday.

“The FA Cup was one of our objectives this season,” the midfielder said. “We play for a big club with big ambitions and we wanted to win everything.

Once you win one, it is in your head. It becomes part of you. You start with one and then your objectives become higher and higher

Mathieu Flamini

“We have had the hardest draw, because we had Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton, so we have played three finals already. Hull will be ready to give everything so it is important for us to do the same.

“We have not won a trophy for a while so it is very important for the club and it is important for the players. When you play such good football and have so much quality, it is important to win trophies.

“We [also] want to win it for the fans. They have been behind us, even when we have not been winning trophies, so that will be a motivation for us.”

Flamini believes that winning this season’s FA Cup could spark a new era of success for Arsène Wenger’s side.

“Winning titles and trophies is important - for the future, it will build a mentality,” he said. “It is important to get into your head that you need to meet the objectives you set at the start of a season.

“When Arsenal had their [previous] success, they had a winning mentality. Once you win one, it is in your head. It becomes part of you. You start with one and then your objectives become higher and higher.

“Arsenal have always had quality but now we have a team of competitors, who want to win and hate losing. We have a team with more personality and that is important.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 16 May 2014