Nico Yennaris: I went to four Arsenal FA Cup finals as kid

Arsenal fullback Nico Yennaris admits he's a mad Gooner.

Arsenal fullback Nico Yennaris admits he's a mad Gooner.

Arsenal are chasing their first final appearance since the 2005 win over Manchester United in Cardiff - a triumph that concluded a run of four appearances at the Millennium Stadium in just five seasons. Yennaris was there for every one of them.

"I remember going to those four finals with my dad," he told Arsenal Player. "Some were good, some not so good!

"The Liverpool one was the first I went to at the Millennium Stadium and we lost that game, Michael Owen scored in the last 10 minutes. Then there was Chelsea where Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg scored a couple of screamers, Southampton where Pires scored and then Man United where Vieira scored the winning penalty.

"I think the FA Cup is always special because it gives the lower league teams a chance to show what they can do. As we've seen over the last few years, some of those teams surprise the bigger teams so I think it has still got that spark to it."

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