Ramsey reveals title regrets

Aaron Ramsey believes a more "streetwise" approach against their rivals would have kept Arsenal in this season's title race.

Last Updated: 29/04/14 at 17:25 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Monday's victory over Newcastle means Arsenal now need one win from their remaining two games to guarantee Champions League football for a 17th straight year.

A crack at the title appeared possible when Arsenal led the table at the turn of the year, but Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere have all missed significant periods since then.

And, according to Arsene Wenger, those absences go some way to explaining heavy away defeats against Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton in the space of two months.

Ramsey told Sky Sports News: "We've had a lot of injuries to key players at the same time which did affect us, but that's football. Things happen like that.

"Obviously you do have thoughts going through your mind about what could have been.

"The only games that have let us down this year are against the top-five away from home: if we'd managed to nick a couple of results against Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton and Chelsea the gap would have been a lot smaller and we'd have been right there.

"That'll be something to improve on next season - we'll need to be more streetwise in those games."

Victory over Hull in next month's FA Cup final would mean going into next season without the pressure of ending a nine-year trophy drought.

Ramsey said: "We're hungrier than ever to win this trophy, and hopefully that'll be the trophy to kick off very successful seasons in the near future."

Arsenal can clinch Champions League qualification if they beat West Brom on Super Sunday. Watch the game live on Sky Sports 1 from 1.30pm

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

QPR's Rio Ferdinand is astounded by reaction to his wife's death

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been astounded by the levels of support he received following the death of his wife.

Raheem Sterling would interest Manchester City – Sky sources

Manchester City would be interested in signing Raheem Sterling if he were to become available, according to Sky sources.

Alan Pardew not sure Crystal Palace can match fine season in 2015-16

Alan Pardew says it is going to be difficult to repeat Crystal Palace's sensational second half of the season when the 2015-16 campaign starts.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company