Arsene Wenger: Arsenal 'further behind' than Wenger thinks, says Gary Lineker

Alain Brian
Mai 31, 2017

However, Arsenal would reel off four consecutive league wins to push the fight for a top-four place until the final day and despite a 3-1 victory over Everton, the Gunners missed out by one point.

"This team has suffered, but they're united and they responded. I'm proud to have won seven of these cups".

In the just concluded season, Moses picked up four yellow cards in 34 Premier League appearance, and had not been sent off in the last eight years before taking the walk of shame against Arsenal.

He ended the season in style by winning the FA Cup at Wembley against Chelsea.

Despite his disappointment at missing out on the Double, Conte said Chelsea's feat of winning the Premier League with a record 30 wins meant it was still a season to savour. "There is disappointment for the final result, but our season was incredible".

These reports also add that Wenger will stand up to the board and get his wish that no director of football is appointed, with the club instead agreeing to make a more general backroom appointment.

"Maybe he thinks they can win the league next year or get back into Europe".

'Honestly, I did not see the situation.

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 flawless response as Aaron Ramsey bagged the winner three minutes later. After blocking N'Golo Kante's attempted clearance on the edge of Chelsea's box, Sanchez ran through to skewer a shot past Thibaut Courtois, only for an offside flag to be raised against Ramsey.

Referee Anthony Taylor initially disallowed it but after consulting with assistant Gary Bewsick, who had raised his flag, he signalled a goal to spark Arsenal celebrations.

Not for the first time in his career Chelsea captain John Terry has issued a warning to the club that they have to spend big in the transfer market.

Chelsea stepped things up in the second half, with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina foiling Kante and Moses and Pedro curling narrowly wide.

Kieran Gibbs, Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczesny, David Ospina, Carl Jenkinson and Mathieu Debuchy all look likely to go while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's future remains in the balance. Too often the Chelsea players appeared reliant upon long passes to the lone figure of Costa.

Costa scored shortly after to give some hope to Conte's men, but it was short-lived as substitute Olivier Giroud set up Ramsey for the victor on 79 minutes.

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