Criticism against me a disgrace - Wenger

The FC crew assess the impact of the FA Cup final on Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal and how he should line his squad up. "For once I've kept my medal, it's a special night for me".

The 35-year-old Gunners number one has been in excellent form in recent weeks and was fully expected to keep the gloves to face his former side in today's FA Cup final.

"We have to finish this season but we have started to work for next season and I think we have the same point of view, ".

"Of course I want him to stay at the club". I'm happy for the manager.

"Overall I just want to do well for this club and apart from that it's down to the board members to decide whether I'm the right man to take this club further".

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker says that he is grateful for the faith and trust shown in him by the club during his lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Immediately after the game, when he was talking on TV, Wenger seemed to suggest he may be staying at Arsenal.

"One of the big problems in the modern society is that the big companies sit there not any more to make the decisions that are good for the company but is it popular or not?"

After finishing outside the top four for the first time in the Frenchman's reign, the "Wenger Out" campaign has more supporters than ever.

Conte, who led Juventus to three straight Serie A titles before coaching the Italian national side and then moving to London a year ago, heaped praise on his players for their dominance of the English league this season after a miserable 2015/16 campaign when they finished 10th.

Laurent Koscielny is suspended after picking up a red card against Everton, while Shkodran Mustafi is a doubt with concussion and Gabriel is out for atleast two months with a knee injury. "If he can justify it during the game it is better still".

The 22 victims will be remembered in the London stadium before Arsenal and Chelsea contest the soccer showpiece.

The Premier League title was secured with a record 30 victories, but Conte said his celebrations amounted only to saying "cheers" over dinner with his staff.

Let's hope for a positive result and a chance to celebrate another FA Cup win.

  • Julie Sanders


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