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Wenger urges cautiousness ahead of FA Cup Final against Hull City

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The boss suggests that the league victory against Hull City is not a prediction of the FA Cup Final

Mike Hewitt

Though it is incredibly hard not to do so, many of us have become optimistic of the FA Cup Final due to the recently 3-0 dismantling of Hull City in league play. The players looked dynamic: Podolski was clinical, Ozil is delighting the eyes with slick passes and Ramsey seems to have returned to his best already, and Hull barely put up a fight barring the first few minutes of the match.

Wenger, though, is urging caution and a return to Earth for those who are ready to declare Arsenal FA Cup winners already, in a recent interview with BBC Sport, the manager said: "We have beaten Hull twice but are not going to take them lightly," he continues, "They are a well-organised team, get crosses in and we can't rely on our previous performances against them."

With Arsenal players --including Diaby-- returning for the end of the season run-in, Hull's situation seems to be the inverse. Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long are cup-tied and will be unavailable for the final, two players that are essential to the team are provide the greatest attacking threat. Possible replacements will be Yannick Sagbo --he's no Yaya Sanogo, Sone Aluko and Matty Fryatt, though it is obvious that these players are not of the same class as the missing two.

Hopefully the players are in the same mind as the manager and attack the game the same way as they did in the league match. If they can replicate the performance, there is no reason to not be optimistic, but cautiousness for now is the best measure.