Ramsey wants Wenger to stay after scoring FA Cup final victor

"The manager said nothing special, I think this team trusts me, which is more important than anything else", he explained.

The Arsenal goalkeeper was left on the bench in favour of David Ospina for their side's 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea at Wembley.

Chelsea were expected to pressurise the Gunners backline early on, but it was Arsenal who started brighter and were in front inside four minutes.

Despite having Victor Moses sent off after he received a second yellow card for diving, Chelsea levelled through Diego Costa in the 76th minute, only for Aaron Ramsey to head in Arsenal's winner just three minutes later. "This team is moving forward".

Wenger himself gave the indication about the impending decision in an interview with BBC at the end of the Emirates FA Cup final, which his team won for a record 13th time, seven of them since he joined the club in 1996.

"At the moment my situation is very clear".

He has also been employed as the Gunners' Champions League goalkeeper, but Cech remains the club's number one.

Wenger said he would meet the Arsenal board on Tuesday to discuss his future. "I believe there's a difference between being criticised and being treated in a way that human beings don't deserve". It wasn't quite enough to carry them into the Champions League, but it has liberated the likes of Ozil and Ramsey, and ultimately it has changed the complexion of their season.

The fan base certainly seems more divided, with Wenger bemoaning the "very hostile environment" created by some fans demanding his removal.

"Of course I want him to stay at club". "It's not about popularity, it's about competence". Chelsea was in shambles last season under Jose Mourinho, with the Blues finishing 10th in the Premier League.

"I can't describe this", Ramsey said.

Chelsea sobered up from their celebrations for winning the Premier League, and looked to be a step too slow against a hungry Arsenal side.

For once, this was a day when so much went right for Wenger, even with a patched-up injury-depleted defence featuring captain Per Mertesacker making his first start in more than a year.

"It's absolutely unbelievable and unpredictable, and we have been hit hard in a position where we will need to be strong on Saturday", Wenger said.

  • Zachary Reyes