Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Per Mertesacker display against Chelsea
- Author: Julie Sanders May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 22:01
Diego Costa levelled for a below-par Chelsea after Victor Moses had picked up a second yellow card for diving in the Arsenal box, only to see Aaron Ramsey head home the decisive goal three minutes later.
Pinpointing Wenger's decision to switch to a three-man defence late in the season as the key to Arsenal's FA Cup glory, Ramsey said: "Of course I want him to stay at club".
Wenger came under fire from sections of Arsenal's support during a Premier League campaign that concluded with his team failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.
Stevie Nicol believes Arsenal's FA Cup triumph over Chelsea will be enough to keep Arsene Wenger at the club.
Reports suggest the 67-year-old is leaning towards staying, but he refused to disclose any information about his future and said the situation would be resolved at a board meeting on Tuesday. Money is good, but I'm grateful for what I have right now and I have other things to look forward to, like playing the next World Cup. The first coach to win the FA Cup seven times.
Sanchez said: "I don't know my friend, finished now, so happy for the win and the FA Cup, happy for the players, now I don't know". "And on Wednesday or Thursday it will be clearer".
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte were unhappy with the first goal. "It would be a good crowning of what we have done in the last two months".However, Ferguson - who rivalled Wenger in the top-flight during his storied career with Manchester United - says that the events of this season cannot overshadow the Frenchman's work at the Emirates.
"The first goal should never have been allowed - it was clearly a hand ball and then Ramsey was offside because he was interfering in play", the goalkeeper was quoted as saying by Chelsea's official website on Sunday.
He started just 15 games for Chelsea this season, four of them in their past six Premier League games, to help the Blues win a sixth top-flight title.
Chelsea started the second half with more tempo and Footballer of the Year N'Golo Kante warmed David Ospina's fingers with a deflected drive from distance before Moses brought a fine save from Ospina after Costa played him in.
"For me this season was incredible".
"As a team we were not at our best".
"It is very important to understand this and understand this season was incredible".