It looked like we were going to achieve the impossible when Ramsey struck with 11 minutes of normal time to do but Arsenal fell just short in their quest to achieve an unprecedented comeback.
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The sad fact remains, however, that our exit from the Champions League, the fifth season running at the last-16 stage, followed a similar pattern of Arsenal screwing up the first-leg before attempting to stage a glorious second-leg victory.
And whilst fans might find it hard to swallow, Ramsey insists the players are hurting just as much, after we crashed out once again on away goals.
“It’s obviously really disappointing again. We seem to give ourselves a hard task to do, from the first game, and we came really close. That seems to be the story,” he said.
“We have to learn to keep ourselves in the game in the first leg. That’s what we’ve been punished for again this year. We need to be a lot more wise in the first game then go to places like this and win. That’s the main thing that we need to put right as quickly as possible.”
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“We’ve always played teams like Bayern Munich and Barcelona,” the midfielder said, reports Arsenal.com.
“No disrespect to Monaco, but I thought we’d have a really good chance of qualifying. We were given a tough test from the first game.
“It’s not an easy place to come and their record has shown that. We’ve been full of confidence recently and we knew we could come here and give it a real go to maybe qualify, but we came a bit short in the end.
“We’re obviously disappointed that we didn’t qualify. We won 2-0 and gave them a good go. On another night we may have got three or four but it wasn’t to be.
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