Arsenal tops Chelsea to win 3rd FA Cup in 4 seasons
- Author: Julie Sanders May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 22:34
And maybe his last night managing an Arsenal team?
"Our season was incredible to win the league in this way, it was great but now its important to look forward and to restart". Unsurprisingly, Wenger is anxious about publicly discussing whether he expects the north London club to offer a new contract.
The win over Chelsea might have been the ideal way for Wenger to say goodbye after two decades at Arsenal were he so minded but he insisted he was not thinking about how to say farewell. Arsenel became the first manager in English football history to win seven FA Cups, but putting down Chelsea was a pretty tall order.
"I'm happy for the manager", Ramsey said on the pitch. "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".
Arsenal have won the competition twice in the last three seasons but on both occasions they had also sealed Champions League qualification after a top-four finish.
The match was nothing less than a thriller since the final score read as 2-1 with Chelsea who gave the tough fight till the end was down to 10 men.
The Gunners were eliminated from the Champions League for the seventh consecutive season in the last 16.
"Whether that was ourselves or whether that was how well they pressed, I don't know but that was the most disappointing thing for us in the first half".
However, Ferdinand was delighted to see Wenger end the campaign on a positive note with victory over Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a machine when it comes to winning league titles. "We'll know more next week", he confirmed.
"I'm especially proud of the way we won this season, in the semi-final we had to play against Man City here and in the final Chelsea here, you can not get tougher and we had two outstanding performances, this cup was won with special spirit and special attitude".
"After that goal, we tried to play but they deserved it".
There was better luck, too.
"The first goal should never have been allowed - it was clearly a handball and then Ramsey was offside because he he was interfering in play", the Belgian goalkeeper said - via 101 Great Goals. But the decision by Anthony Taylor's assistant was overturned by the referee.
Chelsea's attack was stifled, who only had one shot on goal in the first half.
Patrick Vieira scored the winning penalty after Arsenal gained revenge for United ending their 49-game unbeaten run earlier that season.