Arsenal
A jubilant Arsenal team runs towards their goalkeeper after defeating Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final after penalty shootout.Reuters

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal's injury concerns in a crucial period of their season cost the Gunners the title. The manager also took responsibility for Ramsey's injury which came about as the manager failed to give him some much needed rest through a busy period.

The north London club were on top of the table for a major part of the first half but injuries to key players like Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil in the business end of the season scuppered their challenge as they suffered ignominious defeats at the hands of Liverpool and Chelsea in the run-in.

The losses away from home relegated the Gunners to struggling for a place in the top four with Everton hot on their heels, only a point behind the north London club.

Arsenal have managed to make it to the final of the FA Cup in May where they will face Hull City as they look to end their nine-year spell without a trophy. It will be an important step for Wenger, whose team will gain a lot from winning a cup and thereby challenging for greater honours in the years to come.

The manager also took responsibility for Ramsey's injury which came about as the manager failed to give him some much needed rest through the length of the season.

"[Arsenal's season disintegrated]For two reasons. The important injuries we had and the big fixtures during that period," Wenger said.

"We didn't manage to win the big games. If we had everybody on board we could have won it. We were 17 or 18 times top of the league during the season but we lost Walcott, [Jack] Wilshere, [Mesut] Ozil, Ramsey and [Laurent] Koscielny at an important part of the season.

"It's just too much. If you imagine Manchester City without [David] Silva, [Yaya] Toure and [Vincent] Kompany at the same period of the season, it's not the same team.

"Maybe I made a mistake in overplaying Ramsey during a long period in the season and when I saw the first signs of fatigue I should have rested him. Although the others were accidental, we made a mistake in not resting Ramsey," he concluded