Hull 0 Arsenal 3: Aaron Ramsey thrilled by ‘professional’ display
Hull 0 Arsenal 3: Aaron Ramsey hails a "professional" display as the Gunners edge closer to to a top-four finish
Aaron Ramsey hailed a “professional” Arsenal performance after the midfielder’s sparkling display helped the Gunners seal a convincing victory at Hull City.
Santi Cazorla set up Ramsey to fire the Gunners into the lead in the 31st minute at the KC Stadium, before Lukas Podolski buried a half-volley to make it 2-0 at half-time.
Podolski then turned in a loose ball 10 minutes after the break and Hull never threatened to peg back their FA Cup final opponents.
It was a frustrating time but I’m just delighted to be back now
The victory moved Arsenal four points clear of fifth-placed Everton in the Premier League ahead of the Toffees’ clash with Manchester United at Goodison Park.
And Ramsey told Sky Sports: “I thought it was a very professional performance from the lads.
“It was important to come here and get the win to keep out position in the league and I thought we did ever so well today.”
Man-of-the-match Ramsey, who was making his first Premier League start since Christmas after struggling with a thigh injury, admitted that he is thrilled to be back in action.
“Obviously it was a very difficult time for me to be on the sidelines for three months watching on after what went on earlier in the season,” he continued.
“It was a frustrating time but I’m just delighted to be back now. Hopefully I can put some good performances in for the end of the season.”
And looking ahead to next month’s FA Cup final against Steve Bruce’s men, Ramsey added: “Every game is important for us and this was another one.
“We’ve beaten them twice this year but we’re not going to take them lightly in the final.
“They’re a well-organised team and are quite dangerous when they get the ball wide and get crosses in.
“We can’t rely on our previous performances against them and we’ll expect another tough challenge in the final.”