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Arsene Wenger set to sign new Arsenal contract after winning FA Cup final

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Frenchman on verge of agreeing new deal at the Emirates

The 2014 FA Cup final was far from plain sailing for Arsenal who had to come back from 2-0 down against a spirited Hull team before clinching victory in extra-time.

Arsene Wenger cut an emotional figure after the Wembley showdown, with the Frenchman seeing his team end a silverware drought dating back to 2005.

For much of the season, Wenger’s Arsenal future has been the subject of speculation, although it appears that the Gunners will retain their manager’s services for several seasons to come.

Asked if he was going to stay, he told Sky Sports News: “Normally, yes of course.

“Our team has shown remarkable consistency but we needed to win a trophy.

“It was important, but it was very nervy and you could see that from the start but we recovered well,” he said.

“Overall the spirit and togetherness of the team and quality saw us win the trophy which looked unlikely but that was down to Hull to who showed quality and that is credit to Steve Bruce who has done a great job with this team.

“It was very important for this team and is a turning point to move on and it will take the pressure of their shoulders,” he continued.

“We suffered in some games this season but this will give us something – belief and confidence, but overall we got 79 points, did well in the Champions League and we win the FA Cup and our team has shown remarkable consistency but we needed to win a trophy.”