FA Cup final: 8 people with a point to prove
The FA Cup will reach its climax for the season when Arsenal lock horns with Hull City in the final tomorrow (May 17).
While both teams experienced very different campaigns in the English Premier League, these eight people will have a major point to prove at Wembley.
1) Arsene Wenger
Despite a very promising start to the EPL season, Arsenal once again had to settle for a Champions League place as the wheels fell off their title charge in spectacular fashion.
Already under pressure, Wenger will surely face more questions if the Gunners fail to end their nine-year trophy drought against unfancied Hull.
2) Jack Wilshere
Having phoned Paul Scholes for advice after the ex-Manchester United man's criticism in the media, the 22-year-old midfielder knows he will have a massive part to play for England when he heads to Brazil for the World Cup.
After the massive disappointment of dropping from EPL title contenders to also-rans clinging on to fourth spot, a massive performance to lift the trophy of the world's oldest cup competition will certainly be a big boost for Wilshere.
3) Mesut Oezil
Much was expected of the German midfield maestro when Arsenal opted to part with £42.5 million ($89.4m) to secure his services from Real Madrid.
However, injury and a dip in form prompted criticism of the playmaker as the Gunners campaign stuttered.
Helping the club win some silverware should get a few monkeys off Oezil's back and set him for the World Cup and the season ahead.
4) Laurent Koscielny and Wojciech Szczesny
They might have had a decent season, but the Arsenal defensive duo will want to erase this particular memory from their last cup final when Arsenal lost 2-1 to Birmingham in the Carling Cup in 2011.
5) Mikel Arteta
The Arsenal midfielder revealed that he was still irked by Jose Mourinho's comments about Wenger being "a specialist in failure".
It may not be England's biggest prize, but an FA Cup win will be only way to shut the Special One up.
6) Steve Bruce
Some might argue that Steve Bruce has a fantastic job to keep Hull up on their return to the EPL while guiding them to their first FA Cup final and into the Europa League.
However, Hull's form has taken a wobble in recent weeks and the former Manchester United defender has work to do if he is to ensure that his team isn't clobbered by the Gunners.
7) Tom Huddlestone
Lined up to be the next big thing for England's midfield, T-Hudd left Spurs for Hull after being marginalised by the North London club.
The 27-year-old has played a pivotal role for the Tigers this season and has the perfect opportunity to show his former club what they are missing.