Date: 24th April 2017 at 10:34am
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Aaron Ramsey feels an Arsenal win in next month’s FA Cup final against Chelsea would repay Arsene Wenger after the Welshman admitted the players have ‘let him down’ at times this season.

Wenger’s stubbornness, which can’t be denied as a contributing factor, has impacted on a pretty poor season but Ramsey’s also correct in his own comments when admitting the players haven’t been good enough in spells.

Now the Welsh international wants the Gunners to go all the way and secure the boss a seventh FA Cup win in an eighth final of the Wenger era – a third final in the past four years.

Ramsey was quoted by the BBC: ‘We’ve let him down at times this season. But he’s kept believing in us and the quality we have and we wanted to get to the final and now hopefully we can go on and win it for him and for ourselves. I absolutely love this competition we’ve been quite successful in recent years and you can see the passion that the players play with.’

A mistake from Ramsey, who owned up to his error, played a part in Manchester City’s second half opener from Sergio Aguero but fortunately for him, Arsenal more so, Nacho Monreal bailed Ramsey out to send the game into extra time where Alexis Sanchez won it.

He added: ‘I made the mistake for their goal, that was painful for myself. But I know in these situations that you have to respond to it and you can’t let these things get to you. I carried on going and trying to work my socks off, get into position and tackle and you know, ultimately, it paid off.’

Ramsey is now looking for a magnificent seven in more ways than one. Another Wembley win in May would, as said, secure the seventh FA Cup under Wenger but the midfielder is also looking for Arsenal to win ‘another seven cup finals’ in the remaining seven games of the Premier League season in a bid to somehow secure a top-four place.

He said: ‘It was important to win to have something to look forward to at the end of the season but now we have another seven cup finals to try and finish off and get into that top four. We know we’re more than capable of doing that and winning every single game but we’re going to have to be so focussed in every single minute.’

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