The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has insisted that the fans helped his side to overcome Manchester City at Wembley this weekend, whilst admitting that the players have been letting down Arsene Wenger this term. The Gunners are enduring a tough season, with fans moving to protest against manager Wenger on a number of occasions, but everyone rallied around yesterday to ensure victory in the Cup.
We now only have Premier League leaders Chelsea standing in our way of lifting the FA Cup trophy, and Ramsey has moved to praise his side, although in a defensive manner.
He said: “We’ve shown the character we have in this team.
“We’ve shown what we’re all about. We stood up to the test when we went a goal behind.
“We stuck at it as a team and got our rewards. Going a goal behind, the fans stuck with us. We felt them behind.”
He added: “We have let him [Wenger] down at times but he kept believing in us and the quality we have.
“It was important for us to get to the final for him, for ourselves, for the fans, and to have a bit of positivity around the club again.
“The manager was over the moon for us but we are delighted that we have got to a final for him. He deserves that and hopefully now we can go on and win it for him.”
Fans need to take note of what our players and our club can do with the right support, and the Wembley win highlights that hugely.
Is Wenger right to stay behind his players? Have they shown us the potential they possess when the fans stay onside?