Yesterday’s nail-biting FA cup final between Arsenal and Hull city finally marked the end of a 9 year wait for the London club to win a trophy.
It was no easy feat for the gunners as Hull claimed two goals within the first 10 minutes of the game in Wembley leaving the north London team playing catch up, eventually winning with 3 goals against 2 for Hull.
A much-needed goal by Aaron Ramsey during the extra time clinched the title for Arsene Wenger’s side ending the hopes of thousands of Hull City fans who could clearly be seen in despair after the loss.
One could only feel sorry for Hull City fans and players after coming this close to making history by winning their fist ever title in over a century of existence.
The win is not only for Arsenal as a club for a vindication of Manager Arsene Wenger who has had to endure criticism during the trophy draught which has seen his team taunted a failure by many punters.
Speaking after the win, Wenger told the BBC, ‘We made history today, how not to begin a cup final and how to make a come back to win’.
He also praised Hull City for playing fantastically during the game, admitting they made it a tough challenge for his side to claim victory.
Aresenal fans went crazy as the final whistle went off with many falling to the ground in disbelief that they finally did it.
The club is arguably one of the most popular among Nigerians at home and abroad and many loyal fans who stayed true to the club despite a lack of trophies and years of frustration took to social media to proclaim victory and celebrate the win.
Arsene Wenger also ended months of speculation about his future at the club saying he was going nowhere after the win.
“It was never a question of leaving, only doing what is right for this club,” he said.
Arsenal have now won the trophy 11 times, the same number of times as Manchester United.