The victory ends a disappointing league season on a high for Arsene Wenger, who has now won the FA Cup a record seven times as Arsenal boss.

Victory was rich vindication for Wenger, whose Arsenal future is due to be decided in a board meeting on Tuesday, and allowed him to salvage something from the most hard season of his 21-year tenure. "We have a board meeting on Tuesday, so I think on Wednesday things will be clearer", he told BBC Sport.

"It would be a bit ridiculous that 20 years depend on one game and that the future of the club depends on one game".

"If Ramsey was not in an offside position, I could go out and touch the ball but I had to stop because he was there". But let's enjoy the win tonight and not worry about the future.

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Alexis Sanchez recap a thrilling 2-1 FA Cup final win over Chelsea. It's the board who has to decide who will lead the club in the future and, if they want me, I have to decide: "'Do I say yes or no?'" "It's not about popularity, it's about competence".

Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal since 1996 while Ferguson lasted 27 years at Old Trafford where he won 38 trophies including 13 Premier League titles.

He described the criticism he had faced as a "disgrace" in a BBC interview broadcast prior to the final and returned to the theme after lifting the trophy.

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On the key moment of the match, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: "I didn't fear the worst, not at all".

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"If Costa gets one in 90 minutes I've done my job", Holding said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.

Fabregas, who joined the Blues in 2014 from Barcelona, made 37 appearances in all competitions in Antonio Conte's first season as manager. Aaron Ramsey scoring a late goal to give Arsenal a 2-1 win.

Chelsea only managed to get into their usual rhythm in the second half, but that was cut short when Victor Moses received a second booking for simulation in the 68th minute. I hope he calls it a day. We think we can do it for the whole season but we need to improve and we know that. "Numbers in the squad and also quality".

"This season was very tough for me in many aspects, and for this reason now the best way for me is to take three days with my family, to stay with them, to rest and then to try to prepare for a new season", Conte added.


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