Ramsey Wins FA Cup For Gunners
- Author: Julie Sanders May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 1:18
The Welshman had also scored the winning goal in the 2014 cup final against Hull.
Arsenal had been hoping Shkodran Mustafi would recover from concussion-like symptoms in time for the game but he did not make the squad for the Gunners.
It was a great end to what has been a hard season for Wenger.
Aaron Ramsey headed the victor for Arsenal against 10-man Chelsea after Diego Costa had cancelled out a controversial opener from Alexis Sanchez. Ramsey did not touch the ball, allowing Sanchez to run through and slot in.
Bellerin shot just wide and Ozil hit the post after cutting inside Cesar Azpilicueta, but just as in the 2014 final against Hull City, Ramsey's goal was to prove the victor.
Alexis is a big game player and I fully expect the Chilean to lead his side to victory. "If you play in a final you build up to that and maybe they did that more because we already won the league".
Mertesacker was enormous throughout, with the only blot on his display - much to his misfortune - coming when he stuck out his right foot to deflect Diego Costa's shot past his own goalkeeper, David Ospina, for Chelsea's 76th-minute equalizer.
The Arsenal pressure was relentless, but they could not find a second goal. Man for man, they were much better than Chelsea.
Surprisingly, though, it was Arsenal attacking with more pace and intensity, with Ozil was put through and seeing a 15th-minute effort cleared off the line by Cahill. Arsenal is just looking for some redemption.
Whether Wenger stays or goes, Arsenal have a battle on their hands next season to return to the Champions League and once again become contenders for the Premier League title.