Arsenal Upsets Chelsea 2-1 to Win Record 13th FA Cup


Ramsey headed Arsenal's 79th minute victor as the Gunners clinched a thrilling 2-1 win over Premier League champions Chelsea in Saturday's final at Wembley.

If it does transpire that Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was manager Arsene Wenger's final game in charge it will have been a memorable way to sign off. It is all about trying to change the manager's decision. Ramsey told the BBC he had no doubts about what his boss should do.

"Everybody knows the club I like". But let's enjoy the win tonight and not worry about the future.

"I'm proud having done this - winning the championship without losing and winning seven FA Cups", Wenger said. "You can not get two tougher opponents, but we produced two outstanding performances", the Arsenal manager said. "If I'm still here next season, I'll still be like this in the press conferences".

"You can not make 35 years at the top level if you believe you're not the right man to do the job". "If the club wants to sell me, they know where I want to go". I accept to be criticised and I accept people don't agree with me.

"But, once the game starts, as a fan you stand behind the team".

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"For me this season was incredible".

Fabregas, who joined the Blues in 2014 from Barcelona, made 37 appearances in all competitions in Antonio Conte's first season as manager.

Arsenal took the lead in the third minute when striker Alexis Sanchez seemed to catch the ball with his arm, deflecting it over the Chelsea defence and allowing him to nip in to score.

But Diego Costa sensationally levelled for the 10 men on 77 minutes, only for Aaron Ramsey to hit an instant reply for the Gunners just 60 seconds later after a cross from substitute Olivier Giroud.

Despite his disappointment at missing out on the Double, Conte said Chelsea's feat of winning the Premier League with a record 30 wins meant it was still a season to savour. Surely he deserves to carry this new formation into next season? We have to improve in numbers in the squad and in quality. You can see from today that we are a good side that can get better still with a little strengthening, I spend every minute of my season with commitment to this club.

Wenger was ebullient about his side whose vibrant performance to outplay the Premier League champions he described as one of the proudest moments of his long career.