Arsenal vs. Hull City: Simulating 2014 FA Cup Final Using FIFA 14 on Xbox One

Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2014

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Arsenal's nine-year quest for silverware could be over. Hull City are the last hurdle along a daunting road for the Gunners, whose arms may strain under the weight of lifting this year's FA Cup.

Steve Bruce's side are more than equipped to cause an upset, but they must do so without the considerable firepower of Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long. The duo, both of whom were snapped up in January, remain cup-tied for the Wembley final.

Arsene Wenger doesn't face the same problems, but then again, his winter spending amounted to giving Kim Kallstrom a six-month holiday.

We got a little too excited ahead of kick-off and decided to fire up a copy of FIFA 14 on Xbox One. As ever, we tasked EA Sports' football game to predict the future Nostradamus style. Who will win the FA Cup final?

Here's what the game had to say:

 

Arsenal vs. Hull City: FIFA 14 Highlights

Despite some Hull fight in the second half, FIFA 14 predicts a simple win for the Gunners. Olivier Giroud, lambasted by many for not having an impact in the big games, slotted home a header to send Arsenal on their way, prior to a Mikel Arteta penalty. David Meyler's goal offered some resistance, but this was only ever going one way.

Such a result would be massive for Arsenal's non-virtual side. Wenger's men could enter next season without the burden of ending their trophy drought, a feeling that is sure to remove some pressure from the squad.

Can Arsenal replicate their FIFA success in real-life? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.