Tigers ready to snarl as Arsenal 
plan victory parade before final

A 'victory parade' is already being planned for Arsenal
A 'victory parade' is already being planned for Arsenal
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ARSENAL have had to wait almost ten years since they last celebrated winning a major trophy. But now the Gunners have caused a stir by planning a party for an FA Cup final triumph – before the match against Hull City has even been played.

Traffic notices in north London make it clear that Arsenal are planning to show off the trophy in an open-top bus tour around Islington on Sunday, the day after the final at Wembley Stadium.And a photograph has emerged with the back of a club bus proclaiming Arsenal as the FA Cup winners. A club spokeswoman insisted they had to plan in advance for a potential victory as it would be impossible to organise everything tomorrow night. She added: “We are taking nothing for granted.”

The Gunners’ spokeswoman told The Yorkshire Post that both teams would be planning victory parades in advance should they be successful on the day.

A Hull City spokesman declined to comment yesterday but midfielder David Meyler says the news has gifted the Tigers an extra incentive to win the FA Cup for the first time in their history. He said: “Nobody expects us to win it and obviously they haven’t won a trophy in nine years and they’ve got their posters up in London about their parade next week and credit to them.I’d rather be the underdog. People are delighted when the underdog wins. I don’t think many people want Arsenal to win.”

It has been reported Hull City are planning a parade from the KC Stadium should they win.

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