FA Cup final 2014: How does the current Arsenal side compare to the 2005 FA Cup-winning team?
Arsene Wenger will hope his current side can emulate the 2005 FA Cup winners and end the nine-year trophy drought that the Gunners have experienced
Friday 16 May 2014
Arsenal face their best opportunity on Saturday to end their nine-year trophy drought when they take on Hull City in the FA Cup final, but they do so without a recognised player in Arsene Wenger’s probable likely starting XI who has won any silverware with the Gunners.
In fact, nearly half of them haven’t won a trophy at all at club level, and they will be desperate to record a victory to finally get the burden of notoriously falling short off their shoulders and prevent their unwanted streak stretching into a tenth year.
The last time the Gunners won a trophy, their squad was packed full of experienced, successful squad members, with many coming off the ‘Invincibles’ season to defeat Manchester United in the 2005 FA Cup final via a penalty shoot-out.
Names such as Ashley Cole, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Dennis Bergkamp started that day, and faced an onslaught from a United side that was left frustrated and in despair at how they managed to lose the Wembley showcase given their far superior performance.
But how does Wenger’s current FA Cup final (predicted) starting XI rank with the one he selected on 20 May, 2005?
Click below to see both line-ups...
Who do you think would come out on top if Wenger's two Cup final side met? Leave your thought in the comment box below.
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