Aaron Ramsey believes Arsenal's FA Cup victory has lifted a weight off the team and will inspire them to even more silverware.

The Wales international capped a remarkable year by scoring a dramatic extra-time winner against Hull City in May to secure the Gunners' first trophy since 2005.

Arsène Wenger's side begin their pre-season campaign against Boreham Wood on Saturday and Ramsey feels the squad are ready to make a fast start to the campaign.

We’ll be giving it everything to win a few things this year

"I think we have a great opportunity," he told Arsenal.com. "Hopefully all the people that have played at the World Cup come back strong and fit and we can hit the ground running when the season starts.

"The feeling we got after winning the FA Cup was something special and I’m sure that everybody wants the same thing again this season. We’ll be giving it everything to win a few things this year.

"The media were always saying things like ‘Arsenal haven’t won a trophy for this many years’. The number kept getting higher so it was important to win something to take that burden away. It takes the pressure off us.

"I think the team has come on a long way in the last couple of seasons. We’ve grown a lot - there’s a great team spirit here, everybody wants to work for each other so we’ll give it a good go."

There are still tickets available for Saturday's friendly against Boreham Wood. Find out more details here. 

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Isaac Moore 18 Jul 2014