Sport Aaron Ramsey insists he never doubted his own ability after becoming Arsenal's stand-out star this season

Ramsey has not featured since the December 26th victory over West Ham after suffering a thigh strain

Paul Schraner asked for a large FA Cup bonus to be included at the expense of his basic salary as 'it was in my mind the club might do something special in the cup'.

Paul Scharner: 'It was in my mind that Wigan might do something special in the FA Cup'

Scharner rejoined the club on loan from Hamburg in January

Roberto Martinez poses with goal scorer Ben Watson and the FA cup

'I didn't think I wasn't going to play again': Ben Watson makes another impact substitution

Until the FA Cup final Ben Watson's claim to fame was as a curiosity. Roberto Martinez once brought him off the bench late in a game purely to take a penalty kick. It was his first touch, and he scored.

Manchester City’s chairman, Khaldoon al-Mubarak, left, and former chief executive Garry Cook in discussion with Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini to exit Manchester City: Rising expectations of perfectionist manager was a recipe for trouble

'I am very proud of my job in this year. I have been happy with the team'

Britain's Got Talent draws biggest audience of series so far

Britain's Got Talent drew its biggest audience of the series last night and opened up a gap of 3.5 million viewers over rival The Voice.

Roberto Martinez celebrates Wigan's famous FA Cup triumph in the pouring rain

Roberto Martinez: 'What an incredible story'

Wigan boss guides Latics to first FA Cup trophy in their history with 1-0 victory over Manchester City

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Dave Whelan

FA Cup final: Dave Whelan discusses the ups and downs of his amazing journey with Wigan ahead of Wembley showdown against Manchester City

Final is particularly poignant for the man who has overseen club’s transformation from a Third Division ‘dump’ to FA Cup finalists

The first and last FA Cup Final appearance for Manchester City's departing goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon

In time it will be a quiz question: Which Manchester City player started an FA Cup final despite never having played a league game for the club?

David Bernstein: The outgoing FA chairman is a lifelong Manchester City fan

FA Cup final: David Bernstein defends teatime kick-off

David Bernstein, the Football Association chairman, has defended the decision to show today's FA Cup final at teatime.

Yaya Touré (left) and Arouna Koné are Ivory Coast team-mates

Arouna Koné: Key to Wigan FA Cup final win over Manchester City is to 'suffocate my old friend Yaya Touré'

City midfielder and Wigan's top scorer have been close friends since playing for the Ivory Coast Under-19 side

Roberto Mancini: 'At Inter, I won seven trophies in four years and they still sacked me'

FA Cup Final: Has Roberto Mancini done enough to keep his job at Manchester City?

Manager knows second place in the league and a Cup win will guarantee nothing

The road to Wembley - how Manchester City and Wigan Athletic got to the FA Cup final

We chart the two team's routes to the final

French Lesson: Yohan Cabaye believes his side are still learning to adapt to the additional demands of playing in Europe this season

Yohan Cabaye plays down speculation over Newcastle exit

Midfielder insists he is happy despite talk of a move

Roberto Martinez, the Wigan manager, said that the draw did not feel “like a defeat”, despite the increasing need for his side to start winning to try and avoid relegation (Getty Images)

Roberto Martinez dismisses Everton speculation to focus on Wigan

The former Swansea manager has been linked with a move to Goodison Park should David Moyes leave

Edin Dzeko silences the doubters
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

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Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

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Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

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Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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