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Redemption from a season of ‘What ifs’ for Arsenal’s brightest star?

Date: 24th May 2014 at 9:17pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Aaron Ramsey cemented his pace in Arsenal folklore last weekend by scoring the deciding goal against Hull City in the FA Cup final, capping off a breakthrough season for the Wales international. But having finished their Premier League campaign just seven points behind eventual winners Manchester City, with the 16-goal midfielder missing almost half of the season through injury, both Ramsey and the Emirates support will have a lingering feeling of 'what if' when reminiscing on the 2013/14 campaign in the many years to come. Netting the winning goal at Wembley will be a more than acceptable consolation prize for the Wales international. On a personal level, Ramsey's stylish send-off to the campaign typified his rise from Emirates boo-boy to club talisman in the space of a single season. And for Arsenal, that low-swerving, near-post  strike in the 109th minute ended the club's growingly burdensome nine year trophy drought. It's arguable that no goal has been more important for the Gunners during the Arsene Wenger era. But in the back of his mind, the 23 year-old will always wonder what could have been this season. Arsenal spent more days at the top of the Premier League table, 128, than any other side, and significantly more than champions Manchester City, with a miserly 15. That pomp march in ... Read More

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