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  1. Updates on Friday 21 April 2017

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Arsenal

Alan Shearer

Match of the Day pundit

Brilliant for the neutral, vital for Arsenal - Match of the Day's Alan Shearer on the Gunners' FA Cup final win over Chelsea.

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Severe accident: A305 Greater London eastbound

BBC News Travel

A305 Greater London eastbound severe accident, at Clifden Road.

A305 Greater London - A305 Heath Road in Twickenham closed eastbound at the Clifden Road junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - Bus Routes Affected: 110, 267, 281, 290, 490, H22, R70.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Antonio Conte

Manager Antonio Conte says he must improve the quality in his Chelsea squad following their FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal.

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Per Mertesacker and David Ospina

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport

Who produced his best performance in an Arsenal shirt? Chris Bevan rates the players after the Gunners beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup.

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Conte interview
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says his side were "surprised" by Arsenal's performance and they "suffered" as a result after his side lose 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
Arsenal stars 'owe Wenger a lot'
Arsenal stars Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck and Per Mertesacker believe manager Arsene Wenger has been "fantastic" for the team and "deserves" to win the FA Cup.
British Airways cancellations: Passengers stranded
Five passengers give their reactions to delayed and cancelled flights.
Arsenal FA Cup winners

Phil McNulty

Chief football writer at Wembley Stadium

Arsenal win the FA Cup for a record 13th time in a thrilling final by beating 10-man Chelsea, who are denied a league and cup double.

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Highlights: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea
Arsenal win the FA Cup for a record 13th time, beating Chelsea in a thrilling final at Wembley to deny the Blues a league and cup double.
Costa draws Chelsea level
Diego Costa scores an equaliser for Chelsea, despite his side going down to 10 men against Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
Wenger proud of 'outstanding' Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side were "outstanding from the first minute" in their 2-1 victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
Arsenal lift the FA Cup
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker helps club captain Laurent Koscielny lift the FA Cup after the Gunners beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley.
Blackburn Rovers v Tottenham Ladies

Tom Garry

BBC Sport

Tottenham Ladies and Blackburn Ladies are set to battle for promotion to the Women's Super League in Sunday's play-off.

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Ramsey heads home Giroud's cross
Aaron Ramsey heads home Olivier Giroud's cross to give Arsenal a 2-1 lead against Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
FA Cup: 50 memorable goals - Gazza scores stunning free-kick
BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.
Moses receives his second yellow for diving
Victor Moses is given as second yellow card for diving, reducing Chelsea to 10 men in the FA Cup final against Arsenal.

A classic FA Cup final

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

Talk about fluctuating fortunes. Chelsea's supporters were still celebrating as Aaron Ramsey headed Arsenal's second.

Arsenal keeper David Ospina will be the most relieved man inside Wembley after his pitiful attempt to keep out Diego Costa's equaliser for Chelsea.

Chelsea on the charge

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

Chelsea have finally arrived at this FA Cup final - and defender David Luiz has just prepared for a free-kick by waving his arms to demand more noise from their fans. The response was instant and deafening.

Dan Lawrence

Essex's batsman put their side in a good position after Surrey's Kumar Sangakkara falls for 200 on day two at Chelmsford.

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Will Arsenal pay the price?

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

Arsenal have been magnificent for the first half hour and should be out of sight by now. They are up against a side of real durability in Chelsea, no matter how poor they have been so far - will they live to regret all these missed opportunities?

Arsenal in command

Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

Arsenal have flown out of the blocks and look quicker and more aggressive than Chelsea. There is almost an air of panic about the Premier League champions - although it is still very early days.

It's a long time since I've seen Antonio Conte's team as ragged and over-run as this and the Arsenal fans inside Wembley are loving it.

Controversial Sanchez goal gives Arsenal early lead
Alexis Sanchez gives Arsenal an early lead in the FA Cup final against Chelsea, despite calls for offside and an alleged handball in the build-up.

Chelsea's sense of injustice

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

Chelsea's fans around us are - not surprisingly given their allegiance - nursing a serious sense of injustice over that Arsenal goal. The protests from Chelsea's players were two-fold, one for handball against Alexis Sanchez and two they felt Aaron Ramsey made a move to play the ball.

Either way, this is now some atmosphere inside Wembley.

Arsenal & Chelsea fans show their colours

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

Huge flags at both ends of Wembley. Arsenal's reads "History Tradition Class" and facing it is a Chelsea banner reading "Pride Of London."

The FA Cup final atmosphere is really ramping up inside Wembley and the conditions are perfect.

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Wenger makes the big calls

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Wembley

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made a couple of huge calls for this FA Cup final - and in positions that Chelsea are likely to probe ruthlessly.

The selection of central defender Per Mertesacker has been forced on him by the suspension of Laurent Koscielny and injuries to Gabriel and Shkrodran Mustafi but David Ospina ahead of Petr Cech in goal is all Wenger's own work.

Cech is Arsenal's first choice and most reliable keeper who played in the semi-final win against Manchester City here, so to pick Ospina carries a high element of risk for Wenger, who has so much riding on this game.

Mertesacker has played just 37 minutes this season - and now has to face the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard. Daunting.

Severe accident: A315 Greater London westbound

BBC News Travel

A315 Greater London westbound severe accident, at B363 St John's Road.

A315 Greater London - A315 London Road in Isleworth closed and queuing traffic westbound at the B363 St John's Road junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A4090 Greater London both ways

BBC News Travel

A4090 Greater London both ways severe accident, between A4127 Greenford Road and The Rise.

A4090 Greater London - A4090 Whitton Avenue East in Sudbury closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the A4127 Greenford Road junction and The Rise junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Disciplined session from Surrey bowlers

Essex 135-3 (49.1 overs) v Surrey 369

Mark Church

BBC Radio London commentator

Before Tea, Surrey's bowlers made life very hard for the Essex batsmen in the afternoon session.

Tom Curran trapped Alastair Cook in the second over after lunch for 36 and runs were at a premium.

Tom Westley was caught behind off Sam Curran for 16 and Amar Virdi bowled with great control on his Surrey debut. And Nick Browne, who had battled to 52, pulled Meaker to Tom Curran to finish off an excellent couple of hours for the visitors.

Severe disruption: A301 London both ways

BBC News Travel

A301 London both ways severe disruption, between A3200 Stamford Street and Pearman Street.

A301 London - A301 Waterloo Road in Waterloo closed in both directions between Imax Roundabout and the Pearman Street junction, because of an incident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Manchester attack: Police say investigation has seen 'rapid progress'
Police say a reduction in national threat level follows advances in the Manchester attack investigation.

Severe accident: A409 Greater London both ways

BBC News Travel

A409 Greater London both ways severe accident, at The Meadow Way.

A409 Greater London - A409 High Road in Harrow closed at The Meadow Way junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A10 Greater London northbound

BBC News Travel

A10 Greater London northbound severe accident, between Crawley Road and Lincoln Road.

A10 Greater London - A10 Great Cambridge Road in Enfield closed northbound between the Crawley Road junction and the Lincoln Road junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

BA delays: 'Absolute chaos' at Heathrow
Passenger Tim Reid describes the scenes at the airport.
Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger describes the treatment he has faced this season as "a disgrace" that he will "never forget".

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