Arsenal win FA Cup for the record 13th time by defeating Chelsea


That came on the back of a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in this season's competition, with some sections of supporters calling on Wenger to leave this summer, rather than sign fresh terms when his current contract expires next month. I spoke to a referee the other day, I forgot which game I was playing in but the ball got played through and the striker was offside. They could have scored one or two more and we have to accept that as well.

Francis Coquelin dedicated Arsenal's FA Cup triumph over Chelsea to long-serving manager Arsene Wenger and then declared "we hope he will stay".

"If Ramsey was not in an off-side position, I could go out and touch the ball but I had to stop because he was there". There's a World Cup and if I go to China I won't play it.

Just as the season reached its climax, Arsenal turned in the type of tenacious display lacking so often, and against a side so commanding in the Premier League in Antonio Conte's first season in charge. "We stuck in there when it looks like things were against us".

"I am proud if no one has done it before, to win the championship without losing a game and win seven FA Cups".

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Wenger has faced unprecedented criticism from fans this season after the team's Premier League challenge disintegrated in March and April, with the Gunners finishing outside the top four for the first time under the Frenchman.

The German World Cup victor had not started a game all season but was called upon for the final against Chelsea after suspension and injury decimated Arsenal's defence. Amid all the drama regarding future of Wenger at the club, the manager and his team delivered another great performance for its fans to cheer. "Hopefully he will be here next season".

But Diego Costa brought about a turnaround in the game in the 76th minute when he equalised for Chelsea. "We know this team has suffered". "There is no ideal time to depart, I just want to do what is best for the club", he said.

"I put Cesc on after 60 minutes because we wanted to try to have more quality in the passing and to find the solution with the vertical passes".

Courtois said Sanchez's goal in the fourth minute of the FA Cup final at the Wembley Stadium here on Saturday evening.