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Why winning FA Cup is vital for Arsenal, explains defender

Gunners captain Thomas Vermaelen explains how triumph on Saturday could be the start of a successful era for the North London club.

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has underlined the significance of an FA Cup triumph on Saturday.

The Gunners will take on fellow Premier League club Hull City in the final of one of the most prestigious competitions in the world at London’s Wembley Stadium.

The North London outfit have not won any major silverware since 2005, when incidentally they clinched the FA Cup. Meanwhile, Hull have not tasted trophy success for 110 years. Both teams will be hungry to win the cup and it promises to be a classic contest.

Perhaps the match will be more significant for Arsenal. Manager Arsene Wenger has come under severe pressure over the last few years for failing to win anything with the club and the fans are desperate to celebrate some trophy success.

Arsenal captain Vermaelen understands the supporters’ frustration and claims that victory on Saturday could have a massive impact on the club for years to come.

Having been part of the team since 2009, the Belgium international centre-back himself wants to win something with the Gunners.

‘Hopefully, it will give us a massive boost anyway and for the next few years as well’, Arsenal’s official website quotes him as saying. ‘There's loads of potential in this team, a lot of good players so it will give them confidence for the following years’.

Having gone almost a decade without winning anything major, Arsenal are in dire need of success. They reached the final of the League Cup in 2007 and 2011, but on both occasions they failed to go the extra mile. This time everyone connected to the club will hope that they can finally end their drought.

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