Thousands line the street for Arsenal's victory parade

Supporters cheered as the Arsenal players showed off the FA Cup

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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.

Victory bus The parade started at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
Victory bus The players were clearly enjoying the moment as the sun shone in north London
Lukas Podolski with fans and FA Cup Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski took the cup to a group of fans for a photo

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."

The team on the bus Manager Arsene Wenger joined the players on the open-top bus
The crowd watching the bus parade Fans of all ages lined the streets to catch a glimpse of their heroes
One fan watching from a window Some made the most of their lofty vantage points to get a good shot

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.

Emirates Stadium The buses returned to the stadium where they were met by thousands of their supporters
Arsene Wenger holding the trophy Arsene Wenger earlier confirmed he would sign a new contract with the club
Arsenal posing with Mayor of Islington Barry Edwards The team gathered outside Islington Town Hall for a picture with the mayor

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