Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has claimed that winning the FA Cup and finishing fourth in the Premier League would constitute a very successful season for his side.
The Championship team and last season’s winners took a shock lead just after the hour mark when Jordi Gomez scored from the penalty spot. However, Per Mertesacker restored parity eight minutes from normal time.
The semi-final tie saw no goals in extra time and eventually went to penalties, which the London outfit won 4-2 to set up a final against fellow Premier League side Hull City.
Arsenal have not won any major silverware since 2005 and the fans are desperate for some trophy success.
This season started with a promising note, as they stepped up the challenge for the first league title since 2004.
However, failure to pick up more than two points in their last four matches has resulted in the Gunners being knocked out of the title race – they are now struggling for the fourth and final Champions League spot.
Wenger’s men are currently two points behind Everton, who control their own destiny – win the last five matches and they will end up in the top four.
However, Ramsey is defiant that Arsenal will eventually reclaim that prized place and insists that the Gunners’ season will be termed as ‘successful’ if they qualify for the Champions League and clinch the cup.
The 23-year-old Wales international recently returned from a calf injury that he suffered on Boxing Day and is looking forward to contributing to Arsenal’s quest for glory.
‘The team were flying when I was injured and we've definitely had a few bad results recently, especially away from home against the top teams’, The Mirror quotes him as saying.
‘That has damaged the confidence a bit. But we are in the final of the FA Cup and we're still battling for fourth so we have a great chance to end our season on a high.
'It could be one of the most successful years at Arsenal for many years. So we still have a lot to play for’.