Gibbs - My body just felt so ready

The 2014 FA Cup final may have been three years ago but, ahead of another Wembley date, Kieran Gibbs can still remember the day vividly.

We went into the game under huge pressure to end a nine-year wait for a trophy and were heavy favourites to beat Hull City at a hot Wembley Stadium - but the left-back enjoyed every moment.

“There was such a big build-up before the game,” he told Arsenal Player. “So obviously there was added pressure on us to win a trophy and there’s no other feeling like that, the excitement.

“It was such a hot day, but you didn’t really need to do too much warming up because your body just felt so ready. It’s obviously one of the biggest games I’ve played at the club, so that had an extra feel to it.

“We wanted to really end that wait that everyone was getting frustrated over. It was good nerves and the boys really wanted so much to win that game.”


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