FA Cup Final: Arsenal win to end Chelsea's Double hopes

Hazel Gray
May 28, 2017

"Plus, we had to buy the soil and the all businesses we had to buy out so it went for over £420million, and we had to pay a huge amount of money back every year and that's why we had to stay in the Champions League".

Arsenal secured their spot in the final after coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Manchester City in their semi-final tie.

"Hopefully we win our eighth FA Cup".

Arsenal ended a season of frustration and uncertainty with FA Cup glory, denying 10-man Chelsea the double as Arsene Wenger became the most successful manager in the competition's history.

But Conte believes it is unfair to suggest Wenger's time at the Emirates Stadium will soon be up and says the achievements of the Frenchman's 21-year Arsenal tenure should not be overlooked.

"It is an important game, but I don't want to forget what happened in Manchester". They won a lot of trophies, now it's like a new generation. I never won this trophy and I think for this reason, tomorrow could be a good possibility for me and my team to lift the trophy.

However, this is Arsenal all over, they have won the FA Cup a few times recently so they can perform in one-off games but in the league it's 38 games and it's when they have to park the bus and try to get a 0-0 draw they come up short. "I'm happy for the manager, to get another FA Cup, I'm delighted", Aaron Ramsey told BBC Sport after his late victor.

"Huge congratulations go to N'Golo Kante after he was voted Player of the Year by his fellow professionals in the PFA awards and by the Football Writers' Association".

"Instead, on the other side, we face a team who lost out on the possibility to play in the Champions League next season and they have only this possibility to save their season".

Despite those issues, Antonio Conte has claimed Arsenal are favourites, a stance Wenger laughed off ahead of the match. "He gave me that opportunity and I didn't look back after that". "Me and the club have the same point of view about this".

"At the moment my situation is very clear", he said.

"It would be great to do this, but in modern football it is very hard to stay for a long time in the same club". I'm hoping for a 3-2 win, but I think the reverse of that is probably more likely...

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