Friday, 16th May, 2014

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has explained that his side are determined to win the FA Cup final against Hull City at Wembley tomorrow.

Arsene Wenger’s side, who finished the Premier League campaign in fourth spot, defeated defending champions Wigan Athletic via penalties in April to reach the final.

And Arteta insisted that the Gunners are fully focused on winning a trophy for the first time since 2005 and feels the FA Cup triumph can be a great turning point for the club.

The 32-year-old also went on to add that a win tomorrow will provide Arsenal an opportunity to win another piece of silverware at the start of the 2014/15 campaign when they take on Manchester City for the Community Shield.


“We don't need to convince anyone we can win it”, Arteta told his club’s official site.

“But what I can tell you is that we are very determined to do it because it's a great opportunity for us to win a trophy, we've worked really hard to get in this position and we don't want to waste it.

“Everybody's preparation has been top drawer this week and we are ready for it because it's a great event for us and the club.

“Of course when you win a trophy it will look very different for us. With the history we have in the last eight or nine years without any trophies at all obviously it can be a great turning point.

“I think when you get to that line and you win, it creates a lot of confidence and builds something special. It will be something special between the players, the fans, the staff.

“Then suddenly you have the Community Shield to play for, which is another trophy and the ball is rolling. In my opinion this is something else than just a final and a trophy.”

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