Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has revealed how important it was for the Gunners to win the FA Cup last season.
Arsene Wenger’s side ultimately triumphed over Hull City having initially gone 2-0 down, with Ramsey netting the winner in extra-time.
The victory ended Arsenal’s nine-year wait for a trophy, and Ramsey has been reflecting on that day in an interview with the club’s official magazine.
“It was a great feeling to score the winner against Hull,” Ramsey said. “At the time I didn’t realise what I was doing. I was just running about celebrating and then I collapsed.
“You could sense the relief from all our fans and the players. I was just so proud of finally winning something after all those years.”
It was symbolic that Ramsey would ultimately score Arsenal’s last goal of that campaign, having started the season in simply outstanding form only to see injury rob him of much of the second half of the year.
The Welsh international had scored 13 goals prior to his injury and ended the season with 16 after missing 20 matches with a thigh muscle strain.
Big things are expected of Ramsey this season as his side look to build on their previous triumph and reclaim a Premier League title that has eluded them for so long.
With the presence of Chelsea and Manchester City, Wenger may have to wait a little longer to get his hands on that particular trophy again, but there is no doubt Ramsey’s match-winning contribution back in May has put his side well and truly back on the right track.