Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb


Arsenal have won the 2017 FA Cup, thanks a 2-1 win over London rivals Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

Arsenal, plagued by defensive selection issues, claimed a third FA Cup win in four seasons and 13th in total, making them the outright most successful team in the competition's history ahead of Manchester United.

"I'm proud to have won seven of these cups". "So that means it's a special night for me".

The Frenchman has been the subject of fierce fan protests and there have been planes flown overhead during matches carrying anti-Wenger messages.

"I should think anyone trying to do anything here would be silly, really".

Aaron Ramsey, who scored the winning goal at Wembley Stadium, certainly hopes there isn't change in the dugout.

He said: "No terrorist will stop me watching my beloved Chelsea". "Hopefully he will be here next season". Which side will want this game more? After it's down to the board members, am I the right man to lead this club further?

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"And that's it. It's not about popularity, its about competence".

Arsene Wenger has named David Ospina in goal for Arsenal in the FA Cup final, with Petr Cech dropping to the bench against his former club Chelsea. And Wenger made it clear he found that behaviour unacceptable. Wenger handled all of his abuse this season with class and was finally rewarded. 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.

"Our season was incredible to win the league in this way, it was great but now its important to look forward and to restart". Arsenal is just looking for some redemption. "Because the team and myself we have refused to give up at some stage".

But the season has ended with a run of six victories in May after Wenger adopted the three-man defense that has served Conte so well, until now.

Diego Costa hauled Chelsea level on 76 minutes, but they switched off two minutes later, allowing Ramsey to nod in from close range.

LONDON (AP) - Soccer fans are arriving for the FA Cup final with armed police on the streets outside at Wembley Stadium as Britain stages its biggest sporting event since the Manchester suicide bombing.