Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup

However, Arsenal fully deserved the win on Saturday, thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey, and claimed their thirteenth FA Cup, more than any other club.

In the second period, the Blues improve, but were dealt a major blow on 68 minutes when Victor Moses was rightly sent off after picking up a second yellow for an obvious dive.

Arsene Wenger said Arsenal's "spectacular" FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was just reward for an outstanding display from his team as they refused to be divided by a turbulent season.

Speculation has been rife for much of the season over whether Wenger will continue at Arsenal, with his current contract due to expire at the end of June.

Having seen off Manchester City in the semi-finals and beaten Chelsea in the final, few will argue that Arsenal deserve it and it's undoubtedly an afternoon to savour for their supporters. Am I right the man to lead this club further and for me to decide, I am the right man to lead this club further and that's it.

For Arsenal it was time for redemption what has been a failed season in which they could not finish in the top-four for the first time in more than a decade.

Honestly I fancy Arsenal today, it would be typical Arsenal to win the FA Cup and somehow use it to distract from the major problems at the club. "So, hopefully, he'll be here next season because we owe him a lot".

Saturday's win saw a revitalized Arsenal side, however.

Chelsea had been hot favourites to complete a remarkable debut season for manager Antonio Conte but was not at their clinical best as Arsenal, who finished fifth in the league, lifted the Cup for the third time in four seasons. It was nearly as if Chelsea's defence took Arsenal too lightly, and didn't give the likes of Welbeck or Olivier Giroud the respect they deserved.

So, if we look at it logically, Wenger has done well in winning Arsenal yet another trophy in a game that hardly anyone gave us a chance in.

"This team has suffered", said Wenger. It was a controversial goal as the Chilean appeared to use his hand to knock a miscued clearance from David Luiz past N'golo Kante before racing onto a ball intended for the offside Ramsey before slotting home under Thibaut Courtois.

"I can't describe this", Ramsey said. However, once again, the FA Cup has papered over the cracks. Fair play to him, he changed the system. "I just love this competition".

  • Zachary Reyes