Next Nayim? Tottenham star Jake Livermore ready to deny Arsenal their first trophy in nine years

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Tottenham Hotspur loanee Jake Livermore may just help Hull City deny Arsenal a trophy.

Arsenal took a step closer to lifting their first trophy in nine seasons with an FA Cup semi-final win at the weekend, where they will face Hull City.

The Gunners go into the tie as favourites, although after the struggle to overcome Wigan Athletic on Saturday, nobody would be surprised to see the Tigers deny the Gunners a taste of silverware.

For Arsenal fans, losing out would be a bitter blow having got so close, but there will be particular salt in the wound should it be a particular player who denies them a victory.

That would be midfielder Jake Livermore, who is on a season long loan from Arsenal's North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Livermore helped Hull to a 5-3 win over Sheffield United in their FA Cup semi-final on Sunday afternoon, and was a key performer.

The 24-year-old provided two assists in the victory, while completing 90 per cent of his passes, creating five goalscoring opportunities.

Along with a permanent signing from Spurs last summer Tom Huddlestone, Livermore has proved an important addition to Steve Bruce's side, and is tipped to become a permanent signing at Hull in the summer if he is no longer required at Spurs.

The Englishman has three goals this season, and now four assists in total over the course of the campaign.

Whatever his future holds, Livermore has a chance to write himself in Hull folklore at Wembley next month, and should he bag a winner - will be regarded in the same esteem as former player Nayim among Spurs fans, who once famously denied Arsenal a European Cup Winners Cup trophy almost 20 years ago.

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