Iwobi becomes 7th Nigerian player to win FA Cup

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

I said last week this team will win the championship with one or two good buys, and keep them together.

Just as the season reached its climax at Wembley Stadium, Arsenal turned in the type of tenacious display lacking so often, and against a side so commanding in the Premier League.

Wenger has now won the FA Cup a record seven times, but uncertainty hangs over the 67-year-old heading into the close-season.

"But we would prefer to win the Premier League to the FA Cup, so it is still a good season".

Sanchez appeared to block N'Golo Kante's attempted clearance with his arms before running onto the loose ball and slotting beyond Thibaut Courtois, while furious Chelsea players also protested that Ramsey had interfered with play by moving towards the ball from an offside position.

Things went from bad to worse for Chelsea when Moses later collected his second yellow card of the match for diving in the 68th minute and was duly sent off.

Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the lead in the fourth minute but Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea in the 76th minute. "To get another FA Cup - delighted".

The Crystal Palace midfielder was impressed with the Arsenal star's performance against Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Chelsea were chasing a Premier League and FA Cup Double, but instead the double was Arsenal's: a record 13th FA Cup success and an unprecedented seventh triumph in the competition for Wenger.

But the Italian made it clear he saw the need to bring in reinforcements over the summer to improve what he called a "not a peak squad, but a normal" squad for next season, when Chelsea will contest the Champions League.

Speculation has been rife that the Arsenal board have presented Wenger with a two year contract extension, however, as fans have raged against the manager in another frustrating season, Wenger has so far not put pen to paper.

After the match he said: "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards".

"I can't describe this", Ramsey gushed.

"I love this competition and I love playing here". "You can not get two tougher opponents, but we produced two outstanding performances", the Arsenal manager said.

"The boys deserve it and I'm happy for the manager to get another FA Cup". Fair play, it paid off and hopefully he'll be here next season.

Chelsea's frustration showed, and desperation was at an all-time high when Victor Moses dove in the box after dribbling past Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Rather than charging forward to meet his opponents, he stayed back - as David Luiz has done for Chelsea all season - to sweep up and cover the spaces behind, and it suited him down to the ground.

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