Thousands line the street for Arsenal's victory parade
- 18 May 2014
- From the section London
Thousands of people have lined the streets of north London to celebrate Arsenal's FA Cup win.
An open-top bus parade set off from the club's Emirates Stadium at 12:00 BST.
The victory secured the Gunners' first trophy in nine years and was the 11th time the club had won the competition.
Arsenal, who started the final as favourites, came from two goals down against Hull to win 3-2 in Saturday's match.
The players travelled from the Emirates Stadium to Islington Town Hall, Upper Street and back in two open-top buses, stopping every few minutes to thank their fans.
Broadcaster and Arsenal fan Clive Anderson, who was at the parade, told BBC News: "It's been a long time coming and it's great to be back here celebrating.
"This is a fantastic day."
Mayor of Islington Barry Edwards who was at the parade, said: "My council career ends on Thursday at the elections, so I am really delighted that today as one of my last acts as mayor I may be able to invite the Arsenal in for a cup of tea.
Adding his family had been fans for three generations, he said: "It's all granddad's fault, if he hadn't gone to watch them in 1913 I might have had a nice quiet Saturday evening."
The two open top-top buses have now returned to the team's stadium after the victory parade, where players greeted more fans.