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Summary

  1. Wenger - you'll know my future by "Wednesday or Thursday"
  2. Ramsey scores winner with header
  3. Wenger's seventh FA Cup win
  4. Arsenal hit the post three times
  5. Superb Sanchez named man of the match

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By Caroline Chapman and Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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That's a conversation for next week. It's time for us to say goodbye.

Thanks for joining us for this sensational FA Cup campaign. The magic's still alive and well...

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The trophy's been lifted.

Arsenal
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The champagne's flowed

Alexis Sanchez
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The big question is: will he stay or will he go?

Arsene Wenger
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'They surprised us a bit'

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Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: "I think the first goal was very strange. The first half we didn't start well, we didn't have the right approach and we suffered in first 25 minutes.

"We started to play better in the second half and the red card was decisive.

"I didn't see the incident on the TV and it was difficult to understand.

"The first goal, the player had his hands attached to the ball with two hands. Offside or not is not important.

"Arsenal started very well with great determination. They surprised us a bit but I repeat our first 25 minutes weren't good.

"At our best moment, the referee decided to give the red card.

"There is dissapointment for the final result but it can happen and there was a lot of pressure. Victor Moses has been good and played an important season.

"Our season was incredible to win the league in this way, it was great but now its important to look forward and to restart".

'Hazard didn't turn up today'

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Ian Wright

Former Arsenal & England striker on BBC One

I'm proud of Arsenal. I really am. You wouldn't have found too many Arsenal fans last night who would have expected them to win today, given the players that were missing. You wouldn't have expected Chelsea to be as poor as they were, but you've got to take advantage of that. Eden Hazard has been brilliant all season, but he didn't turn up today.

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Chelsea

More from Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois: "I wouldn't say we were surprised because for the last four or five games in the league, Arsenal upped their game so we expected a hard game.

"When you score, you get momentum and can build on that. We tried but obviously not enough.

"If you play final you build up to that and maybe they did that more because we already won the league."

Bellerin celebrates Arsenal's FA Cup final win

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'Red card a great decision'

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Alan Shearer

Former England striker on BBC One

Arsenal were really intent. They went after Chelsea. And Chelsea were too slow. Arsenal deserve credit because they were under huge pressure, their manager was under huge pressure, and they've done it.

The sending off of Victor Moses was a great decision because diving is a huge thing over the last few months, and he made a brave call in a big game. It was cheating by Moses.

'Moses doesn't need to apologise'

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Chelsea

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois: "We are obviously disappointed but I want to say congratulations to Arsenal. They played a good game.

"The first goal should never have been allowed - it was clearly a hand ball and then Ramsey was offside because he he was interfering in play.

"After that goal, we tried to play but they deserved it.

"Then we went down to 10 men and the red card was correct. Victor Moses doesn't need to apologise."

'They looked like they have spent all week in training'

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Frank Lampard

Former Chelsea & England midfielder on BBC One

The impressive thing about the Arsenal team performance today was off the ball.

They have always been good on the ball with Ozil and Sanchez but off the ball, they looked like they have spent all week in training working out how they are going to press Chelsea.

Wenger proud of 'outstanding' Arsenal

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Wenger proud of 'outstanding' Arsenal

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Arsenal win the FA Cup

Chelsea's Nemanja Matic for his wonder strike against Tottenham in the semi-final.

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Nemanja Matic
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Every cloud etc...

'A tough season'

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Ian Wright

Former Arsenal & England striker on BBC One

I am thrilled. It has been a tough season.

Chelsea have won the league but will have a bit of a downer now. Arsenal have had a terrible season but have now won the FA Cup and they will go into the summer with a bit of an upper.

Wenger's FA Cup milestone

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Arsene Wenger has won the FA Cup seven times, more than any other manager in history.

The Gunners have lifted the trophy in each of their last six FA Cup final appearances and they have now beaten Chelsea twice in a season for the first time since 2003-04.

Arsene Wenger and Arsenal players
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Arsenal lift the FA Cup

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And here he is, Per Mertesacker alongside Laurent Koscielny, lifting the FA Cup for Arsenal.

Arsenal lift the FA Cup

'Mertesacker was magnificent'

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Alan Shearer

Former England striker on BBC One

It was a fantastic game. Arsenal thoroughly deserved to win, they were a yard quicker. I know Alexis Sanchez was awarded man of the match, but what about Per Mertesacker? He hasn't played 90 minutes all season, and he was absolutely magnificent.

WATCH: Ospina saves Costa strike

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How crucial was this save by Ospina? So many big moments for Arsenal's defence.

Ospina saves Costa strike

'The best team won'

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Alan Shearer

Former England striker on BBC One

Arsenal lift FA Cup
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It was a brilliant game, end to end from start to finish, and the best team won it.

WATCH: Ozil hits the post

Arsenal win the FA Cup

This was one of Arsenal's 16 shots in the FA Cup final.

It probably should have gone in...

Ozil hits the post

'I want the manager to stay'

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Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey and Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal goalscorer Aaron Ramsey on BBC One: "I can't describe this. It's been an up and down season. We've finished with the FA Cup so it has to be successful.

"I've got the winner again. I love this competition. The boys deserve this. I'm happy for the manager. To get another FA Cup - delighted."

On manager Arsene Wenger's future: "Of course I want him to stay at club. He deserves this. We changed the formation and had a lot of success. Fair play to him, he changed the system. Hopefully, he'll be there next season."

WATCH: Bellerin drags wide

Arsenal win the FA Cup

In case you missed it, here's the moment Hector Bellerin almost made it three for Arsenal...

Bellerin drags wide

'Best display of the season'

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Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

Arsenal's Rob Holding
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Arsene Wenger was right when he said the season has been a tough one for the players and fans but they turned up today.

They had one mindset, to walk off as winners and that was clear to see. They played the better football and wanted it more, the Chelsea players were hanging their heads but they had an unbelievable season. On the day, not enough players turned up, they did not deserve to win.

Defender Rob Holding has a fantastic semi-final too and he was under the spotlight, as was Per Mertesacker. Both players put on a huge display. What a performance Mesut Ozil put in too. Man for man, they were much better than Chelsea.

I cannot believe how ordinary Arsenal made Chelsea look. The Premier League champions could not handle Arsenal's footballing ability in the middle of the pitch. They could not get any rhythm or get on the ball. It was their best display of the season.

'My future will be clearer on Wednesday/Thursday' - Wenger

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Arsenal

Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards. This team has suffered. They've united and responded. I said last week this team will be in the championship with one or two good buys. They showed strength and unity and played spectacular football today.

"I'm proud to have won seven of these cups. I'm proud having done this - winning the championship without losing and winning seven FA Cups.

On his future: "We have a board meeting on Tuesday. And on Wednesday or Thursday it will be clearer."

Wenger proud of 'outstanding' Arsenal

Arsenal lift the FA Cup

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Prince William is now handing out the winners' medals to the knackered-looking Arsenal players.

Captain Per Mertesacker, who had a brilliant game in his first start this season, is lagging behind a bit but he's there just in time to help regular captain Laurent Koscielny lift the trophy.

Cue ticker-tape parade and a rendition of 'Sweet Caroline'.

Was that for me? Ah, shucks.

Arsenal lift the FA Cup

'You can't read Wenger'

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Ian Wright

Former Arsenal & England striker on BBC One

Arsene Wenger
AFP

You can't read him. You can't read what Arsene Wenger's going to do.

What he's done is put a lot of faith in his team. In certain games, they have shown what they are capable of, and today was one of those days.

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While Arsene Wenger is talking to Mr Walker, Chelsea make their way up the Wembley steps to collect their medals, which must be the worst feeling when you've just lost.

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

Winning manager Arsene Wenger tells Dan Walker on BBC One his side were "outstanding" and they've "suffered, united and responded".

Wenger is then asked about his future. There's a board meeting on Tuesday, apparently, and a decision will be made on Wednesday/Thursday.

Some dates for your diaries, there, Wenger in/Wenger out protagonists.

'We stuck in there'

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Arsenal

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck: "It was a great team performance.

"We stuck in there when it looks like things were against us. You always worry when you are a goal down and it was a game full of surprises.

"The manager is his own man and he makes his own decision and the board will make the right decision so I can't comment on that."

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Referee Anthony Taylor, goes up to collect his medal, along with his assistants.

He made some big calls today. I think most would agree he got them right.

Anthony Taylor
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'Wenger looks like a young kid'

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Frank Lampard

Former Chelsea & England midfielder on BBC One

We all know the negative talks around the club and it can't have been a nice place to be but Arsene Wenger looks like a young kid there and it's nice to see because he has been under a lot of pressure.

Arsene Wenger
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Record breakers

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13 - Arsenal have won their 13th FA Cup, more than any other side. Glory.

13 - Arsenal have won their 13th FA Cup, more than any other side. Glory.

And it's also a record for Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager. He's won seven with the Gunners.

'A really good team performance'

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Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC One

Arsenal team celebrate cup final win
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It was a pleasure to be here and witness a huge shock, in many ways.

We have mentioned plenty of individuals but it was a really good team performance today.

Every one of them were working for each other for 90 minutes.

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Brilliant performance from @Arsenal well done

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Arsenal win the FA Cup

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Guess who's smiling? Arsene Wenger's smiling.

The Arsenal players are dancing to the tune of champiole. Sheer delight.

Chelsea's players look on in disbelief. No double for the Premier League champions.

Arsene Wenger celebrates
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FULL-TIME

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Arsenal win the FA Cup for a record 13th time!

What a match.

What.A.Match.

Arsenal celebrate
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Mesut Ozil gives the ball away on the left, and Willian rushes forward, but then the Chelsea man is dispossessed.

It's got messy again. Ball is bouncing all over the shop.

Mohamed Elneny runs into the box...a late effort? No...

SUBSTITUTION

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Arsenal run down the clock by bringing off man of the match Alexis Sanchez and introduce Mohamed Elneny.

Mohamed Elneny
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Some of the Chelsea fans appear to be leaving. Surely not? This is still end-to-end!

Antonio Conte
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