This week we're reviewing Arsenal's 2013/14 campaign - and we continue with a look back at our FA Cup success.
It had been nine years since the club’s last trophy as the Gunners entered this year’s FA Cup - and their run to the final tested them to the limit.
After starting with a comfortable third-round dismissal of north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal eased past League One side Coventry City.
A heavyweight clash against Liverpool was next, with goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski enough to send Arsène Wenger’s team through.
A thrilling 4-1 victory against Everton secured a semi-final showdown against Wigan Athletic, where Per Mertesacker’s late header and Lukasz Fabianski’s penalty shoot-out heroics sealed a place in the final.
The drama did not end there, as the Gunners made the worst possible start at Wembley, falling two goals behind to Hull City after just eight minutes.
Santi Cazorla’s stunning 25-yard free kick reduced the arrears and Arsenal pushed on in search of an equaliser - but Steve Bruce’s side held firm.
However, with 18 minutes left Laurent Koscielny - their man for the big occasion - bundled in the goal that sent the final to extra time. From then on it was all Arsenal and in the 109th minute Aaron Ramsey’s fine strike secured the trophy.
The long wait was over - Arsenal were FA Cup winners once again.
Watch highlights from our win against Hull City at the top of this page.
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29 May 2014