Im not a young man, Im a very young man: Arsene Wenger

Alexis Sanchez celebrates after opening Arsenal's account against Chelsea in the final of FA Cup.

Arsenal became the most successful club in the 154-year FA Cup history after lifting the trophy for a record 13th time with a victory over recently crowned English Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1 here on Saturday.

Wenger's future was the subject of intense speculation during the season, with a section of disgruntled fans and pundits calling for the long-serving Frenchman to leave.

Sky sources understand Arsene Wenger has agreed a new contract with Arsenal and we expect an official announcement on Wednesday.

It took only three minutes for Arsenal to get themselves in front once again, with sub Oliver Giroud deftly setting up Ramsey, who headed home after an unchecked run into the box.

Conte chose to start with Fabregas on the bench in Saturday's FA Cup final defeat against Arsenal, with the Blues losing 2-1 at Wembley.

They lost seven of 12 matches in all competitions and, despite an end-of-season rally, they finished fifth in the Premier League and missed out on Champions League qualification.

Ramsey headed Arsenal's 79th minute victor as the Gunners clinched a thrilling 2-1 win over Premier League champions Chelsea in Saturday's final at Wembley.

"Outside the game, I accept I never had any word with any journalist in 20 years if they criticise my decisions or my opinions".

"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".

'Honestly, I did not see the situation, ' the Italian said via FourFourTwo.

"And you would have to say it would serve them right, because there has been absolutely no forward planning for the day when Wenger finally left the Emirates".

"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".

So the day of judgement is almost upon us, with Arsenal Wenger having had a private meeting with the Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke yesterday, and the full Board meeting scheduled for today.

"We have a board meeting on Tuesday", he said.

"People talk too much, people talk about China but there's a World Cup coming up and if I go to China I won't have the chance of going to it".

  • Julie Sanders