Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea live FA Cup Final 2017

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea live FA Cup Final 2017 reaction as Aaron Ramsey header wins trophy for Arsene Wenger

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: 2017 FA Cup final – as it happened

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea, FA Cup final 2017 RESULT: Aaron Ramsey wins the trophy for Arsenal seconds after Diego Costa equalised controversial Alexis Sanchez opener

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea live FA Cup Final 2017 reaction as Aaron Ramsey header wins trophy for Arsene Wenger

Arsenal lift the 2017 FA Cup! The club captain Laurent Koscielny shares the honour with Per Mertesacker, who was outstanding today. He hadn’t started a game in 392 days, and then played like that. Astonishing! The ticker tape comes down on the parade, as everyone takes their turn in lifting the old pot. It’s just reward: they were all magnificent. Chelsea by contrast weren’t at the races, uncharacteristically outfoxed and outfought. Seems doubles aren’t so easy to land after all, and Antonio Conte still hasn’t won a final as manager. Still, their brilliant league season will keep them warm at night when today’s disappointment fades. But this is all about Arsenal, record 13-time winners of the cup, and Arsene Wenger: the greatest FA Cup manager of all time.

Arsenal’s players celebrate with the trophy.
Arsenal’s players celebrate with the trophy. 
Arsene Wenger lifts the FA Cup for the seventh time.
Arsene Wenger lifts the FA Cup for the seventh time. 

The full report

ROB DRAPER: He saved the best for last, Arsene Wenger. Or, at least, his team saved their very best performance of their season for their last game.

And if it were to be Wenger’s finale after 21 years, if Tuesday’s board meeting were to result in something cataclysmic in football terms and wholly unexpected at this late stage, at least he will always have this on which to reflect in his dotage.

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A mesmerising Arsenal side outplayed the Premier League champions; they should have won be a far greater margin, hitting the woodwork three times; they played like a Wenger side, but one from twelve years ago. They had panache, obduracy, commitment and zeal.

ARSENAL – FA Cup winners 2017

Arsenal head up to lift the trophy

That’s SEVEN FA Cups for Wenger

Goal hero Ramsey has his say

‘It was fantastic today, our gameplan was excellent and it paid off. Credit to Chelsea, though, they kept coming back,’ he told BT Sport.

‘To finish the season like this is fantastic. The manager has won another trophy and now the players can rest.

‘I love playing in this competition and at Wembley. That’s my third FA Cup in four years.’

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