Aaron Ramsey has hailed the power of Arsenal’s fans ahead of the FA Cup final against Aston Villa.
Thousands of Gunners supporters will be inside Wembley Stadium on Saturday, with millions more watching around the world.
Ramsey paid tribute to the role they play in helping the side, and believes the fans will be vital once more if the the team are to retain the trophy.
"I felt the fans played a major part in getting us back into it, getting over the final hurdle and winning the game"
“It’s always important to have your fans behind you and supporting you,” said Ramsey. “Even though we went 2-0 down last year at Wembley [against Hull City], you could still really hear them trying to get us back into the game.
“I felt they played a major part in getting us back into it, getting over the final hurdle and winning the game.
“They’re massive to us and you could see the amount of support that they give us, even on the parade last year when we had 250,000 fans on the streets. You can see how much it means to them.
“Hopefully we can give them something like that again and make it another day to remember.”
Despite winning the FA Cup last year, Ramsey insists the Arsenal squad are just as determined to get their hands on the trophy again.
“It’s so important to have that hunger to go out and prove that you’re worthy winners,” he said. “There’s so many upsets happening in the FA Cup. Look what happened in the last round - everyone fancied Liverpool to go through and Villa overturned them.
“It’s not going to be an easy game, we’re aware of that, but all the lads are even more hungry to win something this time around. We want the feeling that we had last year and we want to go on and win more things.”
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