Arsene Wenger: "It's not about popularity, it's"

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Arsene Wenger: "It's not about popularity, it's"

"But we are happy to have won".

"I didn't fear the worst, not at all", he told Arsenal's website. We looked slightly off the pace and it is unlike us.

Antonio Conte's men did nonetheless manage to get an equalizer through Costa in the 76th minute, but their jubilation lasted roughly two minutes.

"I can't describe this". "It's been an up and down season".

With Arsenal ending the league campaign outside the top four, and therefore missing out on Champions League qualification, the FA Cup success against Chelsea has done little to quell unrest among some supporters. "I've got the victor again".

"I know I am in a public job". The boys deserve this.

"Everyone trusted me and supported me throughout the season when I was not playing and the manager gave me the opportunity".

Aaron Ramsey's late goal earned Arsenal their thirteenth FA Cup triumph at Wembley. When asked if he would make a presentation at the board meeting, Wenger replied: "The best presentation?"

"Overall I just want to do well for this club and apart from that it's down to the board members to decide whether I'm the right man to take this club further". Fair play to him, he changed the system. "Hopefully he will be here next season".

"The manager has shown big faith in him this year and he has been excellent, so [we're] just trying to pick him up". You can't read him. David Ospina has been the choice in goal in the cups, and Arsene Wenger let the Colombian keep his place, despite having Petr Cech available.

Wenger, who has been in charge at Arsenal for 21 years, is yet to reveal whether he will sign an extension to the contract that expires at the end of the season. "I could feel that the trust of the team and of the coaching staff is vital in those moments when you struggle and when you are out". Mertesacker and young Rob Holding proved solid and masterly in defence, keeping Costa, the tricky Eden Hazard and Pedro at bay. For Arsenal, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertersacker were huge, as was Sanchez.

As Chelsea defenders hesitated, Ramsey stopped and allowed Sanchez to run on and beat Thibaut Courtois with the outside of his boot, although the goal was not initially given. His hands were not in a natural position.