Aaron Ramsey reveals scoring the FA Cup winner was a dream come true
Arsenal’s FA Cup hero Aaron Ramsey was overcome with emotion and pride as he spoke on the pitch following the club’s first trophy in 9 years.
The Welshman scored the winning goal with 12 minutes of extra time remaining having come back from 2-0 down to Hull City.
Two early goals inside the opening 10 minutes from James Chester and Curtis Davies shellshocked the Gunners but a wonderful free-kick from Santi Cazorla soon got them back into the game.
Then, as Arsenal pushed forward, their pressure finally told as Hull buckled and Laurent Koscielny poked the ball beyond Alan McGregor, who could do nothing to prevent the Frenchman from equalising.
Ramsey then drove his side forward and deep into extra time, as players around him wilted from exhaustion, popped up to score the biggest goal of his career.
Speaking to ITV after the full-time whistle, Ramsey said: ”I get emotional thinking about it. We have conceded early in lots of big games this season, but we showed great strength of character to come back and to score the winner is something I have dreamed of.
“This one is for the manager and the fans who have already believed in us, even when things have not gone well for us.”
Only Olivier Giroud (16) scored more goals than Ramsey (10) at Arsenal in the league this season.