Proud Wenger hails Arsenal's "spectacular" FA Cup victory

Prince William laid a wreath on the Wembley Stadium pitch before a minute's silence to honor the victims of the Manchester bomb ahead of the FA Cup final on Saturday.

With his future still uncertain Arsene Wenger became a record breaker as he masterminded his seventh FA Cup success.

Arsenal have won it an unmatched 13 times.

Just as the season reached its climax, Arsenal turned in the type of tenacious display lacking so often, and against a side so commanding in the Premier League in Antonio Conte's first season in charge.

"We have a board meeting on Tuesday, and on Wednesday or Thursday it will be very clear", the 67 year-old Wenger told the BBC.

NAN reports that Wenger had previously admitted that Arsenal's season was affected by the uncertainty around his position, as well as the protests calling for him to leave.

"I'm happy for the manager", Ramsey said.

"I hope he stays here, he's been fantastic for me and fantastic for these players".

Chelsea, so dominant for most of the season, looked at times to have been celebrating their league trophy a little too well and Arsenal pressed and harried them out of the game.

The win was fully deserved for Wenger and co., with both Mertesacker and Rob Holding outstanding at the back.

Arsene Wenger is now the most successful manager in the FA Cup with seven wins. "I don't mind facing criticism from supporters or from journalists, I will always try to answer it if I can, but once the game starts you should stand behind your team". I want to fight.

"To play with 10 men and you are able to equalise and then to concede - it was the key moment for our loss". He was absolutely right to show him a second yellow card. "We played some games in a hostile environment and I can not accept that".

This will be the second FA Cup final contested between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Chelsea were resurgent at the start of the second half, with Kante and Moses both testing Ospina within five minutes of the restart.

"I think that my players put all of themselves into the game, maybe our start wasn't good and the impact and approach wasn't good and Arsenal pushed a lot". They surprised us a bit but I repeat our first 25 minutes weren't good.

"Am I the right man to lead this club further?" "This season for us was incredible because every single player gave all themselves to the work, they worked very hard and next season we must pay great attention to understand that we have to improve numbers in the squad and quality".

  • Julie Sanders