Jack Wilshere says Saturday’s meeting with Hull City will bring back fond memories of that FA cup win in May. Arsenal came back from two goals down to win 3-2 against this weekend’s opponents to end the infamous 9 year trophy drought.
Wilshere came on as a substitute in extra time and added drive, energy and bite to the Gunner’s midfield. Wilshere played that all important pass to Giroud who backheeled for Ramsey and the rest as they say is history.
It was a fantastic day for the whole team. We played against a side we expected to beat but it was a cup final and they were always going to be up for it.
They got two early goals but we always felt that if we got the goal before half-time we’d go on and win it – thankfully we did.
Our players were tired in extra-time so we needed a lift. I’ve read since that the boss didn’t want it to go to penalties because he’d taken his penalty takers off. We knew we had 15 minutes to win the game.
- Who Is Vinai Venkatesham? The Man Stepping Up As Ivan Gazidis Leaves Arsenal
- Official: Ivan Gazidis To Leave Arsenal For AC Milan
- Revealed: How Much Manchester United Have Paid Alexis Sanchez Since His Move From Arsenal
Me and Tomas had been warming up since half-time and the boss knew we would get the ball and run at the defence and we did that. Tomas and I were involved in Aaron’s goal so it was a good effort from us.
Jack warned that Hull are a decent side and he is expecting a tough game against the Tigers:
Hull were a good team last year but they’ve improved their squad and they’ve got a year of experience in the Premier League. They’re going to be a hard team to play against because their players will want to do well at the Emirates.
Sure Hull have brought in some decent players and against our patched up defence they will be fancying their chances but we should have enough ammunition to shoot down the Tigers. Let’s (finally) kick-start our season.