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FA Cup final 2014 team news: Lukasz Fabianski starts in goal for Arsenal as Steve Bruce selects son Alex in Hull defence

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Arsene Wenger believes his squad need 'hard work' and not big signings to challenge for next season's Premier League

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FA Cup final 2014: Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski to wear special boots in FA Cup tribute to Michael Schumacher

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FA Cup final 2014: Per Mertesacker looks to repay Gunners' support with the FA Cup trophy after becoming a cult hero at the Emirates

Arsenal fans have installed Mertesacker as one of their most favourite figures at the club with chants of 'Big F****** German' ringing around the stadium

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FA Cup final 2014: Steve Bruce looking for a 'hero' to win the Cup for Hull

Hull will have to upset the odds if they are to defeat Arsenal and lift the FA Cup trophy for the first time in their history

Steve Bruce discusses tactics with his players during a training session this week

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FA Cup final 2014: Mesut Ozil 'convinced' Arsenal will beat Hull

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FA Cup final 2014: Kieran Gibbs claims current Arsenal side is 'best team for a long time'

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