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By David Keene
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Topic - Aaron Ramsey
Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich won player and team honors Tuesday in the final AP soccer polls by The Associated Press.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the player of the season in The Associated Press weekly football polls after a prolific year in Spain and the Champions League.
Atletico Madrid took team of the week honors in the Associated Press global soccer 10 poll after winning the Spanish league for the first time since 1996.
Doused in champagne by Arsenal's victorious players, Arsene Wenger was a success again.
The nine-year wait for a trophy was over, and the manager, who had felt the pressure of the drought, could finally celebrate on the Wembley Stadium field. For the fifth time in Arsene Wenger's 14 years, the Gunners are FA Cup winners.
Aaron Ramsey scored a superb goal as Norwich bowed out of the Premier League with a 2-0 home loss against Arsenal on the final day of the season.
Lukas Podolski scored two goals for the second straight match as Arsenal beat Hull 3-0 on Sunday to move a step closer to securing the final Champions League place in the Premier League.
Arsenal has been dealt a blow in the race for the English Premier League title with midfielder Aaron Ramsey expected to miss up to six weeks of action because of a thigh injury.
Gareth Bale took first place in The Associated Press global soccer poll Tuesday after scoring his first hat trick for Real Madrid.
Borussia Dortmund's impressive display over the weekend earned it first place in The Associated Press global soccer poll on Tuesday.
Arsenal wouldn't get a penny in compensation from France or Wales if Samir Nasri or Aaron Ramsey are hurt playing for their national teams Tuesday. Yet the London club could get a tidy insurance payout if Jack Wilshere picks up an injury marshaling England's midfield against Ghana.
"If we do well at the end of this season, it could be our most successful for many years."
"We have beaten Hull twice this season, but it is a cup final and you cannot take anything for granted," Ramsey said, "but we will go into that game confident in our ability.