Francis Coquelin dedicates FA Cup final win to Arsene Wenger

Solenn Plantier
Mai 30, 2017

This was the 13th FA Cup for Arsenal but winning 7th title under the leadership of Wenger. Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey was ruled offside but Antony Taylor overruled his assistant's decision and allowed Sanchez's goal.

Asked if his lack of game-time has made him think about leaving, he said: "Not necessarily, but in football you can never say never". It's not easy. I'm especially proud of the way we won this time because we had to play against Manchester City in the semi-final here and then Chelsea here. I said last week this team will be in the championship with one or two good buys.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says Victor Moses did not cheat and was probably "tired" following his sending off in Saturday's FA Cup final.

"Fair play to him, he changed the system. But I repeat Moses is an honest player and if there was this situation he was exhausted and he didn't want to cheat the referee".

"This season we did something great with the players".

"I invite you one day to live with me and one thing you can not question is my commitment".

However, it's definitely not going to go down well with some Arsenal fans who will undoubtedly interpret this as an unnecessary sideswipe at them.

Like I said earlier, if I could give the Man of the Match to everyone I would but that isn't quite possible is it. If you can not forgive, you can not trust.

I think fans should not forget it. We play for the 99.9 per cent.

But the season has ended with a run of six victories in May after Wenger adopted the three-man defence that has served Conte so well, until now.

With Laurent Koscielny banned and Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi injured, Wenger called on club captain Per Mertesacker to start his first game in 392 days.

And with the match winding down, Costa somehow failed to beat Ospina after being set up by Hazard in the box while Ozil smashed against a post for the final real chance of this epic FA Cup final.

He added: "The cup is hugely popular in every single country".

Perhaps more competent leadership would have cleared up far sooner whether Wenger was staying. The more people that write me off, the stronger I get.

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