Kim Källström hoping to replicate Arsenal legend's FA Cup glory

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Arsenal midfielder Kim Källström is aiming to become the second Swede to score for the club in an FA Cup final.

Arsenal head into their FA Cup final with Hull City on Saturday hoping to end their nine-year trophy drought. Kim  Källström hasn't had the biggest of impacts since joining from Spartak Moscow on loan in January but he his hoping he can follow in the footsteps of another Swede on Saturday.

Freddie Ljungberg scored two goals in FA Cup finals for Arsenal, the first in the defeat to Liverpool in 2001 and the second in a 2-0 win over Chelsea in 2002. He became the first person to score in successive cup finals since Bobby Smith of Tottenham Hotspur who achieved the feat in 1961 and 1962.

Kim now hopes to emulate his countryman who used to be a teammate in the Swedish national team. Speaking on the Arsenal website the 31-year-old said "I played with Freddie and he was a great player for the national team, and obviously here at Arsenal he is a legend."

"He scored a lot of goals and the thing about Freddie was his drive: he is a winner. When the big games came, when you hand out the trophies, he was always present.”

"If I can do just a little bit of what he has done then I will be happy."

Arsenal fans won't mind who can get the goals on Saturday as long as they deliver a trophy for the first time in nine years. It has looked like being Arsenal's year for a while now once the draw opened up in their favour. They are strong favourites for Saturday's match but that was also the case when they played Birmingham City in the Carling Cup in 2011.

It's also a huge chance for Hull City who will enjoy their first ever FA Cup final, but won't just be there to make up their numbers. Steve Bruce will be ready to take on Arsene Wenger and the Tigers' players and fans will be fired up for this one.

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