Wilshere - This trophy is for the fans

Jack Wilshere has dedicated Arsenal's FA Cup triumph to the fans.

The England midfielder came off the bench at Wembley to help the Gunners complete an incredible turnaround against Hull City. The despair of an early 2-0 deficit was transformed into delight at a 3-2 victory and Wilshere was delighted to end Arsenal's long wait for silverware.

"It's hard to put into words," he told Arsenal Player. "I won the Youth Cup with the youth team but that's nothing like this.

"We've worked hard for the last six, seven years and we haven't won anything for nine years. The boss has been working hard but most of all [it's for] the fans. They come every week, they fill the Emirates and give us that force in Europe.

"You saw what it meant to the fans out there, they were crying and we finally get that [trophy]"

"Teams recognise us because of them and this is for them. You saw what it meant to the fans out there, they were crying and we finally got that [trophy]. Hopefully this will be a platform for us."

Wilshere is a graduate of the Arsenal academy and he believes that makes Saturday's triumph that little bit sweeter.

"I think it does [mean so much] for the players like Chambo, Kieran, Carl, we're Arsenal people, we've grown up at Arsenal and to finally get that [trophy] is a dream come true.

"I grew up in the under-nines wanting to get into the first team to win trophies, and today it's happened."

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