Arsenal have ended their nine-year wait for trophy as Aaron Ramsey struck an extra-time goal to defeat Hull City in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Hull shocked Arsenal and their fans by scoring two goals in the first eight minutes as defenders James Chester and Curtis Davies found the back of the net following set-pieces.
But Santi Cazorla’s free-kick got Arsenal back in the game and Laurent Koscielny equalised in the second half.
Arsenal was in control during the extra time as Ramsey scored the winner with a precise finish.
“We wanted to make history and win the game. We made history both ways: how not to start a cup final, and how to come back. This is a turning point in the life of this team. I have praised many times the spirit of this team”, Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger said after the match.
In a spirit of sportsmanship, Wenger praised the efforts of Hull City players.
“Congratulations to Hull, they played fantastic for the whole game.”
Reacting to the win, Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta said, “It’s unbelievable; when you go 2-0 down, it is really rare to come back and win the cup. It has been a long time and hopefully this is the start of something really good.”
“Aaron Ramsey has been the best player on the pitch when he has been fit and he was the right man to score. It had to come sometime. Today was the day and we have done it.”