21 May 2005.
17 May 2014.
Eight minutes in and 2-0 down, the wait appeared as if it would continue after another poor start in a big match. Gooners around the world stood stoic in agony, pain and tears, hoping to see the boys in red and white find their feet and the motivation to play for the badge on their chest.
Up stepped Santi Cazorla…and the rest is history. Aaron Ramsey, the Player of the Season, continued to disprove the doubters of years past and rewarded Arsene Wenger’s faith and patience. Olivier Giroud, often the scapegoat of the season, with an assist fit to win any match at any level.
“Giroud…and YES! Arsenal get the goal they need…and it’s Aaron Ramsey!” The moment we have been waiting for.
After nine years of hurt and simply hanging our hats on being the pride of North London, the FA Cup has returned to its rightful club with the all-time leading 11th Cup triumph. This video shows a glimpse of the pain and the joy felt around the world from the match. The 11th FA Cup and 11 minutes from around the world. This should serve as a humbling viewing and ensure you feel like you’re at a club where you belong forever.
Arsenal America, Board member.