May 17, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Wembley Stadium
Arsenal
3-2
Hull City
Cazorla (17'), Koscielny (71'), Ramsey (109')
Giroud (85')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Chester (4'), Davies (9')
Huddlestone (60'), Meyler (70'), Davies (86')

Arsene Wenger: 'I gambled with substitutions'

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that he gambled taking off Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil in extra time in the hope his side could find a winner in their FA Cup triumph.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he gambled that his side would defeat Hull City in extra time of the FA Cup final having taken off two of his potential penalty takers.

The Frenchman introduced Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky for the second half of extra time as they replaced Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil.

The arrival of the duo breathed new life into the Gunners, who managed to find a winner as Aaron Ramsey got the goal to end their nine-year trophy drought.

"I had a funny feeling not to go to penalties," Wenger told the club's official website. "I tried desperately not to go to penalties because I did not have many players on the pitch who were specialists at it. I tried to go for it before the end.

"It paid off but we had a horrible feeling for a long time in the game and in the end it was a relief. The job is how it finishes, all the rest nobody cares."

Wenger will reportedly commit his future to the club by signing a new deal before the start of the World Cup.

Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal lifts the trophy in celebration alongside Lukas Podolski, Mikel Arteta and Thomas Vermaelen after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2014
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