Arsenal Earns Record-Tying 11th FA Cup Title Behind Ramsey's Winner

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Arsenal Earns Record-Tying 11th FA Cup Title Behind Ramsey's Winner
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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey buried a one-time shot in the 109th minute of the FA Cup final against Hull City on Saturday, giving the club a record-tying 11th title in the storied tournament, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Arsenal fell behind by two goals within the first nine minutes of the match but responded with a 17th-minute strike from midfielder Santi Cazorla and then tied it in the 71st minute thanks to defender Laurent Koscielny.

The title broke a nine-year trophy drought for the Gunners, although they have managed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League every year since 1998-99. Arsenal's last trophy came in 2005 during the same competition, with their last Premier League title coming back in 2004. 

The near-decade without a trophy for Arsene Wenger's side had become somewhat of a running joke amongst football fans, with the Daily Mail listing a number of footballing accomplishments that occurred during Arsenal's drought:

  • Chelsea FC have gone through nine managers, including Jose Mourinho twice.
  • Manchester United have won the Premier League five times, plus the Champions League once.
  • Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or four times, while also winning the Champions League three times with FC Barcelona.

Arsenal were at the top of the Premier League table longer than any other club this past season but ultimately finished fourth behind Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

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