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Clearance made by Paul McShane.
The whistle goes and the game ends after extra time.
Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.
Curtis Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna.
George Boyd sends in a cross.
Yaya Sanogo takes a shot. Allan McGregor fumbles the ball.
Clearance made by Ahmed Elmohamady.
James Chester manages to make a clearance.
Kieran Gibbs makes a clearance.
Yaya Sanogo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McShane.
Sone Aluko takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Fryatt.
Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.
Yaya Sanogo has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.
Jack Wilshere fouled by George Boyd, the ref awards a free kick.
Lukasz Fabianski restarts play with the free kick.
James Chester fouled by Olivier Giroud, the ref awards a free kick.
Aaron Ramsey slots the ball right footed into the goal. Arsenal 3-2 Hull.Olivier Giroud provided the assist for the goal.
A cross is delivered by Bacary Sagna.
Shot by Aaron Ramsey cleared the crossbar.
Jack Wilshere takes the free kick.
Foul by George Boyd on Bacary Sagna, free kick awarded.
The match restarts for the second half of extra time.
Mesut Ozil goes off and Jack Wilshere comes on.
Tomas Rosicky comes on in place of Santi Cazorla.
A cross is delivered by Sone Aluko.
Mesut Ozil concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Livermore.
The ball is sent over by Kieran Gibbs.
Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.
Liam Rosenior goes off and George Boyd comes on.
Shot by Aaron Ramsey went harmlessly over the bar.
Shot by Aaron Ramsey went wide right of the net.
Aaron Ramsey has an effort at goal. Allan McGregor parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Ahmed Elmohamady produces a cross.
The whistle goes to signal the end of normal time, with extra time looming.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bacary Sagna on David Meyler.
Clearance made by Curtis Davies.
Shot by Aaron Ramsey went over the crossbar.
The ball is delivered by Bacary Sagna.
Shot by Olivier Giroud. Jake Livermore gets a block in.
Sone Aluko fouled by Mikel Arteta, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by James Chester.
Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Allan McGregor safely holds on.
Kieran Gibbs crosses the ball.
Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.
Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.
Foul by Yaya Sanogo on Curtis Davies, free kick awarded.
Yaya Sanogo takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
Clearance made by David Meyler.
Mikel Arteta manages to make a clearance.
Mesut Ozil crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Curtis Davies goes into the book.
Curtis Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Olivier Giroud.
Free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.
Unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Olivier Giroud results in a free kick.
Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Allan McGregor parries the effort to safety.
Curtis Davies makes a clearance.
Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Yaya Sanogo.
Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.
Mikel Arteta concedes a free kick for a foul on Sone Aluko.
Sone Aluko replaces Stephen Quinn.
Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
Yaya Sanogo concedes a free kick for a foul on James Chester.
David Meyler produces a cross.
Laurent Koscielny scores with a right foot finish. Arsenal 2-2 Hull.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.
Paul McShane makes a clearance.
David Meyler challenges Laurent Koscielny unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Jake Livermore missed to the left of goal.
Alex Bruce leaves the field to be replaced by Paul McShane.
Header by Laurent Koscielny goes to the left of the goal.
Short corner worked by Aaron Ramsey.
Clearance by Alex Bruce.
Lukas Podolski leaves the field to be replaced by Yaya Sanogo.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Fryatt on Per Mertesacker.
Tom Huddlestone receives a caution.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Huddlestone on Santi Cazorla.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Fryatt.
Mesut Ozil takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Jake Livermore results in a free kick.
Centre by Aaron Ramsey.
Shot by Tom Huddlestone cleared the crossbar.
Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick.
Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Rosenior.
Liam Rosenior makes a clearance.
The referee starts the second half.
The ball is swung over by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Foul by Bacary Sagna on Liam Rosenior, free kick awarded.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
Laurent Koscielny fouled by Matt Fryatt, the ref awards a free kick.
Kieran Gibbs manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Bacary Sagna.
A cross is delivered by Jake Livermore.
Clearance by Curtis Davies.
Clearance made by Lukas Podolski.
Tom Huddlestone takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.
Jake Livermore fouled by Mesut Ozil, the ref awards a free kick.
Per Mertesacker takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside.
Aaron Ramsey takes a fantastic shot. Blocked by Curtis Davies.
Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Tom Huddlestone on Mesut Ozil, free kick awarded.
Olivier Giroud gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Curtis Davies.
Lukas Podolski has an effort at goal. Curtis Davies gets a block in.
Kieran Gibbs restarts play with the free kick.
Jake Livermore concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Gibbs.
Mikel Arteta challenges Matt Fryatt unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Mesut Ozil takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Curtis Davies.
Free kick crossed by Santi Cazorla.
Unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna by Liam Rosenior results in a free kick.
Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.
Lukas Podolski crosses the ball.
Mesut Ozil fouled by Alex Bruce, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick scored by Santi Cazorla. Arsenal 1-2 Hull.
Foul by Alex Bruce on Santi Cazorla, free kick awarded.
David Meyler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mesut Ozil.
Free kick taken by Kieran Gibbs.
Unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla by Ahmed Elmohamady results in a free kick.
Header at goal by Curtis Davies misses left of the target.
Chance falls to Alex Bruce who heads at goal. Blocked by Kieran Gibbs.
Clearance by Kieran Gibbs.
Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
Foul by Mesut Ozil on David Meyler, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna by Liam Rosenior.
Unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Stephen Quinn results in a free kick.
Curtis Davies scores with a right foot finish. Arsenal 0-2 Hull.
Unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady by Kieran Gibbs results in a free kick.
James Chester scores a left footed goal. Arsenal 0-1 Hull.The assist for the goal came from Tom Huddlestone.
Corner taken by Stephen Quinn.
The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Curtis Davies takes the free kick.
Santi Cazorla challenges Liam Rosenior unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The referee gets the match started.
Ozil: Cup win can be springboard
Club record signing Mesut Ozil is convinced if Arsenal can overcome Hull to lift the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday, then more titles will follow.
The Gunners tackle Steve Bruce's side looking to end a near decade without silverware.
While the Emirates Stadium club have, of course, not stood still since Patrick Vieira raised the FA Cup aloft in 2005 at Cardiff, there remains a desire for something tangible to show for all of the hard work, which has seen Arsene Wenger's side secure another shot at Champions League football once again.
Ozil, signed from Real Madrid for B#43.5million in September, has just returned following a hamstring injury to provide a timely boost for Arsenal, who should have fit-again England midfielder Jack Wilshere available at Wembley along with Aaron Ramsey, although Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is battling to overcome a groin problem.
The 25-year-old German playmaker feels once the Arsenal current squad get their first taste of success, it can prove a springboard for more.
"We are in the final and we want to take this silverware now. I am convinced we will achieve that," he said.
"We can win titles with this squad, this is very important for the fans as well because they have been waiting for so long.
"I am very proud of the team. We qualified for the Champions League and we are in the FA Cup final.
"If we can win the cup, then it will be a great season.
"However, it will be a tough game because Hull fights till the end - nowhere else other than in England are there so many teams who never give up."
Ozil could be one of three Germans in the Arsenal starting XI at Wembley, along with forward Lukas Podolski and defender Per Mertesacker, who scored a late equaliser in the semi-final which set up a nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out against Wigan.
Twenty years to the week since lifting the FA Cup as captain of Manchester United, memories of that illustrious day still burn as intensely as ever for Hull boss Steve Bruce.
In an illustrious playing career which also yielded three Premier League titles and European Cup Winners' Cup and Super Cup honours, Bruce admits his three FA Cup winners' medals - the latter as a non-playing squad member in 1996 - have an extra-special place.
Preparing to head back to the Wembley showpiece for the first time as a manager, Bruce has been stressing the unique nature of the occasion to his Tigers players this week as they aim to add to the canon of famous FA Cup upsets.
Bruce said: "We must be rank outsiders, but that's the beauty of the FA Cup. Manchester City were huge favourites last year but Wigan came up and won the thing and that's why, for me, it's the greatest competition.
"For a club like ours to take on the mighty Arsenal has a fantastic ring to it. The club has never been there in its history, so it's a wonderful achievement. But you've got to try to grasp the occasion and enjoy it, because if you're not careful it just goes past you."
Bruce made his cup final debut in 1990 as United edged past Crystal Palace after a replay, and returned as captain four years later to marshal United to a stunning 4-0 final win over Glenn Hoddle's Chelsea.
After also captaining United in a 1-0 final defeat to Everton in 1995, Bruce was left out of the side for the 1996 win over Liverpool due to injury.
Bruce recalled: "My first one was in 1990 and it was the showpiece, the pinnacle of the season. There was a clamour of it and I'm reminded of the intensity and of the attention.
"It was over in a blur. Not many of them are married but I told the players it's a bit like your wedding day - before you know it you're married, and before you know it the FA Cup final's gone.
"The memories of the FA Cup are the ones you cherish when you've finished your playing career.
"The ones you really remember are your FA Cup days and, believe me, it's far better when you've won one than when you've lost one."
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