Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup

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For the second time in his Arsenal career, the FA Cup final was won by Aaron Ramsey and immediately after the Welshman urged Arsene Wenger to stay at the Emirates.

Courtois saved from a good Granit Xhaka volley from the edge of the area before Pedro snatched at his 39th minute effort after another positive run from Hazard as this match swung from end to end in a fascinating first half.

Aaron Ramsey headed the victor for Arsenal against 10-man Chelsea after Diego Costa had cancelled out a controversial opener from Alexis Sanchez. It was his seventh victory and these are the occasions that remind us why a manager with his record of achievement surely deserves a happy ending. "Hopefully he will be here next season".

Ramsey scored his side's third and crucial goal in the 2013-2014 showpiece against Hull City and was the hero again on Sunday (AEST), cancelling out Diego Costa's goal a few minutes earlier to secure the win and make Wenger the FA Cup's most successful manager with seven final victories.

"It's down to the board members if I am the right man to lead this club further", the 67-year-old Frenchman said.

"This team has suffered". And they won't even be back among Europe's elite in September after finishing fifth in the Premier League; the lowest finish since Wenger took charge in 1996.




Costa's goal gave us hope for a second, but only a second, before Ramsey put Arsenal in front again.

Arsenal took a fourth-minute lead through Alexis Sanchez in controversial circumstances when Aaron Ramsey, who was in offside position, decided against touching the ball, allowing the Chilean to surge forward and fire past Thibaut Courtois from close range.

"When they equalized it looked like things were against us, but we dug deep", Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck said. Moses darted into the right side of the Arsenal area and appeared to dive, with the referee subsequently dismissing the Nigeria worldwide for a second yellow card.

Chelsea, who scored 93 points to blow away the competition in the English Premier League this season, entered the FA Cup Final as the heavy favorite, but Arsenal were able to pull off the upset.

On an afternoon when so much bucked the story of the season, double player of the year N'Golo Kante failed to track Ramsey, who was left unmarked to meet Olivier Giroud's dinked pass back.

"We won the league and it was right to celebrate and enjoy this win", he added.

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