Arsenal latest: £30m Benzema and Giroud on FA Cup pressure

Giroud And Jedinak

All the latest news and gossip from the past 25 hours at The Emirates.

The FA Cup final is creeping into view, but Arsenal have found themselves in hot water with Hull fans after pictures emerged today of an open top bus Arsenal have hired just in case they win on Saturday - which has obviously perturbed Tigers fans.

The owner of the bus was tracked down and when asked about the bus, which has 'Arsenal: The FA Cup WInners 2014' plastered on it, he stated:

"This was supposed to have been kept closely under wraps."

Arsenal will just hope they get to use the thing.

Jack Wilshere has sought advice from Paul Scholes - the legendary Manchester United midfielder who heavily criticised him earlier in the year.

But Wilshere, who has just returned from a broken foot, has stated:

"He was right in a certain way. We had quite a good chat. He explained it a bit better and told me what he thought I should work on."

Arsenal are back on the trail of Karim Benzema, as Real Madrid consider shifting the French striker. Valued at around £30 million the former Lyon player has just one year left on his current deal at The Bernabeu, and Wenger thinks he can be tempted.

An offer is said to be in the offing after the Champions League final.

Kim Kallstrom has been talking about his time as an Arsenal player. The Swede has been on loan at The Emirates since January from Spartak Moscow. Despite an injury ravaged stay, he seems pleased with his time in North London:

"It's been great. Arsenal are an amazing club and there are a lot of nice people working here. The players are really skilful, the manager is really, really good and people really care about the club. There are a lot of fans too, and it has been a really nice adventure. I have just tried to do my best and get the most out of it as possible."

Olivier Giroud has been speaking about the FA Cup final - saying he revels in big game atmospheres. The striker told Arsenal.com:

"But I'm used to having [pressure] on my shoulders and I'm OK with the pressure and I like it. I want to transform it into motivation and determination. We know what we have to do to win this cup and we all focus on the same targets and the same goal. We really want it."

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