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Wenger: FA Cup Win 'More Important Than the Others'
BBC Sport, May 19th, 2014 11:17AM
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Arsenal came back from two goals down to win the FA Cup final 3-2 against Hull City at Wembley on Saturday, marking Arsene Wenger’s first trophy with the Gunners in nine years. After the game, the Frenchman, who is out of contract this summer, said the comeback win could potentially be a turning point towards a successful new era with the club.

"To lose would have been a major setback but to win will be a good platform to build on," Wenger said, adding that he expected to sign a new deal with the club before the World Cup. He said that winning the trophy, his fifth FA Cup with the Gunners, "was more important today than all the others. Twice we had won the double, so we had already won something and were not under the pressure we were under here."

He added: "It is a feeling of relief and happiness as we were under severe pressure to win and we didn't start well of course. Hull started stronger and you could see we were hesitant. We demonstrated how to respond to being 2-0 down but we also demonstrated how not to start an FA Cup final. It is a big moment to win and when it happens after a long time it sometimes comes with suffering so it was a great moment."

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