From the Back Pages, May 18: Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey denies Hull City with late winner

From the back pages
From the back pages

The FA Cup final is on a roll. This was another engrossing game and enthralling occasion, and if there was no fairytale ending this time at least the less fancied side gave a great account of themselves. Arsenal’s nine-year trophy drought is at an end while Hull’s 110-year wait for major silverware goes on, though you would never have guessed watching a memorable final that there was such a disparity between the aspirations and achievements of the two sides. (The Guardian)

ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger has claimed that the come-from-behind FA Cup victory over Hull can be a turning point for his team. (The Express)

Another Arsenal player making the move to Manchester City is seemingly all but done with Bacary Sagna set to hold formal talks with the Premier League champions to complete a free move at the end of the season, according to reports. (The Independent)

Liverpool are preparing a sensational £40million DOUBLE swoop for Southampton stars Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren. (The Mirror)

Battered and bruised but ultimately triumphant, Atletico Madrid celebrated their first La Liga title in 18 years after holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw in a title decider at the Nou Camp. (The Telegraph)

Coach Gerardo Martino says he is leaving Barcelona after a disappointing first season that ended with his team losing its Spanish league title on the season’s final day. (Daily Mail)

A goal in each half at Celtic Park earned St Johnstone the first William Hill Scottish Cup in the club’s 130-year history. (The Times)