Published: Sun, May 28, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

FA Cup hero Ramsey calls for Wenger to stay

Aaron Ramsey was in an offside position as Thibaut Courtois ran out to claim the ball but the Arsenal midfielder left it for Sanchez, who appeared to then make contact with the ball before firing in the opener.

There were cries of handball from the Chelsea players but referee Anthony Taylor let the goal stand after consultation with the assistant referee.

Conte's side had to play the last 20 minutes with 10 men after Victor Moses was dismissed following a second yellow card for diving.

But Diego Costa sensationally levelled for the 10 men on 77 minutes, only for Aaron Ramsey to hit an instant reply for the Gunners just 60 seconds later after a cross from substitute Olivier Giroud.

Arsenal heads into an uncertain off-season, with the club out of the Champions League next season after a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.

For Chelsea, they failed to win a double in Antonio Conte's very first season as manager after lifting the Premier League trophy earlier in the month. Every single player put so much work in.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Arsenal'sNacho Monreal, and Per Mertesacker battle for the ball during the Emirates FA Cup Final. Arsenal have won it an unmatched 13 times. "Arsenal have missed out on the Champions League for the first time in I don't know how many years, so we must prepare in the right way".

"Next season, for sure, we must pay great attention, great attention to understand that we have to improve and in the number in the squad and also in the quality", he said.

"I think the first goal was very unusual".

Chelsea, so dominant for most of the season, looked at times to have been celebrating their league trophy a little too well and Arsenal pressed and harried them out of the game.

What an incredible FA Cup final that was!

Moses' sending off proved another key moment for Conte, but the former Juventus boss was mostly frustrated by his side's failure to maintain parity for a measly 38 seconds.

Mesut Ozil came close to adding a third in the closing stages when he struck the post having beaten Cesar Azpilicueta but, despite Chelsea's best efforts, Arsenal saw out the win.

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