Football: Arsenal close to ending their trophy drought

Friday, May 16, 2014

Arsenal, which last won FA Cup in 2005, aims to end trophy drought by winning the domestic trophy after 9-year-break.

Arsenal, which last won FA Cup in 2005, aims to end trophy drought by winning the domestic trophy after 9-year-break.

ANKARA - The 2013-14 English FA Cup final will be played between two English Premier League teams, Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium in London on May 17. The match will kick off at 17:00 local time.

Arsenal, which won its last trophy in 2005 by beating Manchester United 5-4 on penalties in the FA Cup final, will be on the pitch Saturday aiming to end its ill fortune, which has lasted for nine years. 

Hull City will be competing against its powerful opponent in an effort to win the FA Cup for the first time in the team's history.

Nicknamed "The Gunners," London giants Arsenal may lack many regulars, including Belgian center-back Thomas Vermaelen, and two English explosive wingers Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott, due to injuries. 

The winners of FA Cup will meet 2013-14 English Premier League champions Manchester City in the 2014 FA Community Shield, expected to be held at Wembley Stadium in August.

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