Arsenal legend predicts "winning feeling" returning after FA Cup win

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Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes that the winning feeling is set to return for the Gunners after they won the FA Cup on Saturday.

Arsenal went into Saturday's clash against Hull City at Wembley in the midst of a nine-year trophy drought, and it seemed that they would fail to break it once again as the Tigers roared into a two-goal lead inside the first ten minutes, as defenders James Chester and Curtis Davies scored to leave the Gunners shell-shocked.

But goals from Santi Cazorla, Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey - the latter of which came in extra time - ended the barren run for Arsenal, as manager Arsene Wenger lifted his first piece of silverware since winning the FA Cup back in 2005, when his side beat Manchester United on penalties.

The triumph has renewed the optimism around the club, with many supporters believing that the club can now move on to win other trophies after ending their drought, and former defender Keown believes that the winning feeling will now return to the club after the win.

"It's for this group to enjoy and celebrate their first real trophy for some years," he told TalkSPORT. "I'm delighted with that because when you win a trophy you have that winning feeling again."

"It bonds you with the fans and the photographs are set in history and these guys now will have a photograph of them picking up a trophy," Keown added.

Arsenal now enter the summer transfer market in great spirits after yesterday's win. They have finally bagged that elusive trophy, and it may well be a sign to potential targets that the silverware is now set to return to the Emirates Stadium after such a prolonged absence.

But with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all better prepared for a title bid and even more competition for the Champions League, how long will it be until Arsenal are competing for more than the FA Cup?

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