Dwight Yorke looks at the importance of Aaron Ramsey as Arsenal beat Hull 3-0
Dwight Yorke looks at the importance of Aaron Ramsey as Arsenal beat Hull 3-0 at the KC Stadium.
Last Updated: 21/04/14 9:19am
It was Ramsey who caught Dwight Yorke's eye in his first Premier League start since returning from injury, as he not only scored the opener but played a part in both Podolski goals.
"Ramsey is vital for Arsenal. He was a big miss when he got injured but he has got back into the team and this is his second start since he got back to full fitness," said Yorke.
"This is what Arsenal have been lacking - his desire to keep on running and get into the box to give them another option. He is creating space for his teammates - and most importantly he is getting the goals as well"
Arsenal and Hull will meet in the FA Cup final at Wembley on the 17th of May and Yorke believes this result will have a psychological effect on both sides.
He added: "A one-off game at Wembley is totally different but Arsenal will go into that game high on confidence and knowing that they have beaten Hull twice. I think it will give them the advantage heading into the cup final."
Jamie Carragher is not so sure and remembers Liverpool's FA Cup final against West Ham United in 2006: "We played West Ham in a cup final - we played them maybe six weeks before and beat them 3-1 and that was away from home and resting a few players. We got to the cup final and we got the fright of our lives. We were 2-0 down after fifteen, twenty minutes. We ended up winning it but it was a fright.
"Hull will get up for the cup final - it is a massive day for the club and I don't think Arsenal will find it as easy as it was today."