Arsene Wenger future at Arsenal expected to be made clear today

Delivering the FA Cup three times in four seasons has papered over some of the cracks as Arsenal has repeatedly come up short in the Premier League and Europe.

The pair were involved in one of the key moments of the match at Wembley when Moses fell to the ground under a challenge from the Arsenal player.

Sanchez appeared to handle the ball in the build-up to his strike, which was provisionally ruled offside until referee Anthony Taylor over-ruled his assistant.

In the second half Moses - already on a yellow card - dived in the penalty area under no contact from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Wenger revealed after the game that the Arsenal board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, with his future expected to be decided.

"I've played until the end of my contract, which is today basically. Sometimes I think it could be tiredness", Conte said. So, for me, the contract does not have a special meaning.

While the 50-year-old labelled Wenger "one of the greatest managers of all time", and admitted he still carries "compassion" for him, Adams said his old boss is incapable of letting go.

Removing the record seventh FA Cup winner's medal from his pocket, Arsene Wenger was gratified and yet apprehensive.

After a gruelling 10-odd months, in which neither the players nor the managerial staff got any respite due to the non-stop footballing action, Conte is looking forward to unwind in the off season.

"I'm in a public job, I accept to be criticised and people don't agree with me", he said.

Both Wenger and the club have attempted to steer clear of the topic throughout a campaign in which the position of a man with 21 years of loyal service under his belt has regularly been called into question.

"I'm disappointed in Arsene's reaction", he said. And for me to decide, am I the right man to lead this club further?

The board will also discuss making structural changes, which have been championed by Ivan Gazidis, the chief executive, who wants to strengthen the club's scouting and recruitment operation.

After a torrid run of form at the start of spring, Wenger opted to alter his tactics and set his side out with a three-man defence.

Instead, the FA Cup is the consolation prize again for Arsenal and Wenger.

Despite concerns over his fitness, having only featured for 37 minutes over the course of the entire campaign, the German World Cup victor was a man-of-the-match contender. But the decision on whether Wenger will continue or not, rests exclusively on him and Kroenke.

"I expect myself to perform at that level every single week", Mertesacker said.

"I'm sure he wants the best for the team and if he thinks that is the way to go you have to go with it, we are a team". I've got a b***** statue outside [the Emirates Stadium].

"But once the game starts and you are a fan, you stand behind the team, that is what I have not accepted this season and I will never accept it".

"We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards".

  • Julie Sanders