Arsenal may have just ended their nine-year trophy wait, but the manner of the victory over Hull has raised a fair few questions. The Gunners were slow starters at Wembley as they fell behind to two efforts from James Chester and Curtis Davies and struggled to truly get going even though they took the win with an extra-time Aaron Ramsey effort. Hull are by no means a poor side, but as a team only just out of the second tier, the Londoners should really be dispatching them with a little more ease than they eventually did. Arsene Wenger could be about to pen a new contract at the Emirates Stadium, but here are three reasons we think the club should take their paperwork off of the table.

Poor signings

It’s easy to forget that Yaya Sanogo looked likely to be one of Arsenal’s major signings last summer. The cumbersome forward was thrust into the FA Cup Final even though he is yet to open his Gunners account and looked more than a little out of place on the Wembley turf. Mesut Ozil also failed to shine despite costing over £40m, while the less said about Kim Kallstrom – who didn’t even make the bench today – the better.

Tactics out-dated

Even though they came back, Arsenal were more than a little lethargic against Hull. Much of their attacking play was predictable, and it looked as if Hull boss Steve Bruce knew exactly what he would be up against.

Arsenal need a fresh start

While Arsenal were huffing and puffing to a first trophy in nine years Diego Atletico Madrid lifting the La Liga title with a fresh and imaginative coach in the shape of Diego Simeone at the helm. Gunners fans could be forgiven for wishing they had the Argentine in the dugout.

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  • Ojeh
    4 months ago

    All those calling for Wenger out are a bunch of idiots. Man city lost to Wigan last year. Anything can happen in the FA Cup.

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  • shooy
    4 months ago

    I think we won the FA cup so you can all go do one :)

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    Mick Scheinin
    4 months ago

    Seen a couple of these “articles”. Apparently prepared in advance. Showing some of the same tweeters, part of a vocal minority.

    Sad gits. No respect, no clue, no class. And that goes for both tweeters and Alex Hams.

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  • Femi
    4 months ago

    Some guys aint just truthful. Didnt Manchester City struggled against Wigan both Last season and this season? Though there is no doubt that we need major signings but that does deny the fact that no team are regarded small in a Cup.

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  • asda bee #gooner
    4 months ago

    Very stupid thing to say after your team just won it’s first trophy in almost a decade. It’s a fresh start. Bloody give them the honour of being cup winners. Plus, Sanogo did well when he was brought on. His next season will be a lot better. Giroud made the assist to Ramsey. And you actually expected Hull to just bend over right? Wigan were far less of an opposition to mancity when they won it.

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    Young Boss
    4 months ago

    We needed a player to chase the ball and Giroud wasn’t doing that and Sanogo fought till the end even as I am not a big fan of him I think today is his best game in an Arsenal shirt because we needed physicality upfront and he brought that. We won more air duels before he was brought it. We won today and that is all that matters right now. Celebrate the trophy haters and save the complain for later idiots. I am happy for Wenger, I am happy for the boys, I am happy for Arsenal as I still bleed Arsenal for life

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  • eliot
    4 months ago

    Are you guys for real? We just won the FA cup and all you guys can do is moan about Wenger?

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