Chelsea star Fabregas unhappy with being dropped, doubt cast over future

He started just 15 games for Chelsea this season, four of them in their past six Premier League games, to help the Blues win a sixth top-flight title.

A disputed Alexis Sanchez goal opened proceedings for the Gunners, with referee Anthony Taylor overruling an offside decision having missed a handball in the build-up.

Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea late in the second half, after Chelsea had lost Victor Moses to a second yellow card for diving, but Wenger's men had the ideal response as Aaron Ramsey bagged the winner three minutes later.

Fabregas had been introduced in place of Nemanja Matic just after the hour mark, with the Spain worldwide unhappy to have been given a watching brief beforehand. I think that is something we need to work, on a regular basis.

"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".

Poor defending from the usually imperious N'golo Kante Arsenal's Olivier Giroud to tee up Ramsey for the winning goal.

They have now captured it a record 13 times while boss Arsene Wenger, for whom this could still turn out to be a golden farewell after a 21-year reign in north London, is now the most successful manager in the Cups' history with seven wins.

"Sometimes it is all about the coach's decision".

"I think I've got too much to give and I've learned too much not to pass that on, whether that's initially to a younger generation or eventually at this level". It is between him and me.

'Whatever the reason, Antonio Conte's side did not have their usual edge against Arsenal and their performance at Wembley was totally different to what we have got used to seeing from them this season.

I'm not interested in other clubs.I know Chelsea wants to sell players, but I told them, I have two years left in my contract and I won't go somewhere else just because they want so.

"Anything can happen but I have always said I feel very, very loved by the fans here".

Asked about Wenger's future, Arsenal's Danny Welbeck said: "The manager is his own man and he makes his own decision and the board will make the right decision so I can't comment on that".

"It is still a good season".

Per Mertesacker says his key role in Arsenal's FA Cup final triumph was fuelled by the critics who claimed he was past his best.

In the midst of those protests, the club endured a turbulent spell as Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League following a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in February and suffered crushing away defeats against Liverpool, West Brom and Crystal Palace.

  • Salvatore Jensen