Published: Sun, May 28, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Victor Moses created FA Cup history with his red card at Wembley


"To get another FA Cup - delighted".

"I think I have a very good relationship with him". "So that means it's a special night for me".

"The last two months have been outstanding and this team is moving forward".

The header has been awarded Gillette's Precision Play of the final and was enough to seal Arsenal's record 13th FA Cup win. Unsurprisingly, Wenger is anxious to publicly discuss whether he expects the north London club to offer a new contract.

Whether Wenger stays or goes, Arsenal have a battle on their hands next season to return to the Champions League and once again become contenders for the Premier League title.

"I am a little bit sad after what happened in Manchester but I grew up in Ireland so bombs did go off there and life does go on", Arsenal supporter Liz Johnson said while walking into Wembley. "Hopefully, he'll be there next season".

The fan base certainly seems more divided, with Wenger bemoaning the "very hostile environment" created by some fans demanding his removal.

"I just want to do well for this club and apart from that after that it is down to the board members am I the right man to take this club further and for me to decide if I'm the right man, that is it".

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that Arsenal deserved their 2-1 victory over his side in the final of the FA Cup this afternoon. "We have played some games in a hostile environment and I never accept that".

But the absence of Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi gave Wenger no option but to end Mertesacker's exile.

"It's absolutely unbelievable and unpredictable, and we have been hit hard in a position where we will need to be strong on Saturday", Wenger said.

But the season has ended with a run of six victories in May after Wenger adopted the three-man defense that has served Conte so well, until now.

Planes carrying anti-Wenger slogans, boycotts of home games and signs and banners being displayed inside stadiums came during a blip for Arsenal which Wenger believes cost them dear.

There was better luck, too.

Referee Anthony Taylor consulted his assistant referee before concluding, correctly, that Ramsey had not been interfering with play, but replays showed Sanchez had handled the ball when he charged down Kante's clearance.

Antonio Conte's Chelsea, who had Victor Moses sent off after he received a second booking for diving, were thwarted in their attempt to complete a Premier League and FA Cup Double for the second time.

Rather than imploding, Arsenal was back in front within three minutes.

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