'Preparations done' - Arsenal star Ramsey ready for first start of 2014

Aaron Ramsey is all set to start this evening's FA Cup semi-final against Wigan Athletic.

Arsenal have recently seen their results slump - as a potential title slipped out of their grasp and now it seems their place in the top four is under serious threat from a rampant Everton outfit - who beat them 3-0 last weekend.

But one competition where they do seem to have all the cards in their favour is in the FA Cup.

Arsenal are the favourites to lift the trophy - and you can see why.

They are joined by Championship opposition, albeit the reigning cup winners, Wigan Athletic, League One side Sheffield United and Premier League also-rans Hull City. If there was ever an opportunity for them to lift silverware for the first time since 2005 - this is it.

But it is important to remember that Arsenal have been desperately unlucky with injuries recently.

The club have had the likes of Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Yaya Sanogo and Laurent Koscielny all out of action at points in this season - and perhaps worst of all, Aaron Ramsey.

The Welshman started the season in stunning form - he practically single-handedly defeated Liverpool at The Emirates Stadium - and Arsenal were top of the league most of the time they had Ramsey in the team.

Then he got injured against West Ham on Boxing Day - and only made his first-team return last week against Everton.

Today he is expected to start the game against Wigan - and it would be his first start since the injury.

Needless to say he is excited.

He has taken to Instagram and Twitter to highlight just how much a return to Wembley means to him:

For Arsenal fans, having Aaron Ramsey pumped up is certainly a caveat ahead of a tough tie against one of the Champioonship’s most in form sides.

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