Much media coverage was given to Arsenal's premature FA Cup Winner's Parade preparation. Thankfully for the north London outfit, and with special thanks to Aaron Ramsey, those preparations haven't gone to waste.
Here's where you can watch the parade:
Date: Sunday, May 18
Live stream: Arsenal Player (subscription required), approximate times:
11 a.m.: First-team squad leave Emirates Stadium, from South Bridge on Drayton Park
12 p.m.: Arrive at Islington Town Hall
1 p.m.: Depart Islington Town Hall
1:15 p.m.: Arrive at Emirates Stadium. First-team squad will feature on stage above The Armoury outside at the south end of Emirates Stadium.
2 p.m.: Event finishes
The parade route in summary:
Emirates Stadium—Drayton Park—Aubert Park—Highbury Park–Highbury Grove—St. Paul’s Road—Highbury Corner—Upper Street—Islington Town Hall—Return to Emirates Stadium via the same route.
Full details can be found at Islington Council's website.
Arsenal came in for criticism last week on the back of the preparations, which were viewed in some quarters as disrespectful towards Hull City.
But such preparations were justified with the nail-biting victory.
The Gunners came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and win their first trophy since 2005, courtesy of Aaron Ramsey's late winner. Wenger's men had a terrible start as James Chester and Curtis Davies gave Hull a 2-0 lead within ten minutes.
But Arsenal worked their way back into the game, and Santi Cazorla helped them with a brilliant free-kick in the first half. Laurent Koscielny spun the ball home to put the Gunners level, before Ramsey struck a half-volley in extra time to give Arsenal the cup.
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