Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful a second successive FA Cup success will form the foundation for the club's business in the summer transfer window.

Goals from Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud saw the Gunners retain the trophy after a dominant display against Aston Villa.

After finishing third in the Premier League, just 12 points adrift of champions Chelsea and winning a second trophy in as many seasons, Arsenal are expected to be contenders for the title come next term.

And Wenger says the club will be active in the summer, even if the Arsenal boss has denied any interest in Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

"We will see what is going on in the transfer market," he said after becoming the joint-most successful manager in FA Cup victory having claimed his sixth winner's medal.

"We have a good basis and we have some time now to prepare now because we don't have to play a qualifier in the Champions League.

"We have a good confidence now. Let's show that we can be intelligent in the summer.

"Arturo Vidal? We have good midfielders and at the moment we are not looking at Arturo Vidal."

The key selection dilemma facing Wenger before the game was who to start in the Arsenal attack, with Walcott - who netted a hat-trick against West Bromwich Albion last week - preferred to Giroud who had been without a goal since early April.

Walcott justified his inclusion with the opening goal after 40 minutes, a strike which comes amid speculation regarding his future at Arsenal, with the England international out of contract in the summer of 2017 and yet to agree a new deal.

"I had many, many, many big designs to make," Wenger admitted. "Difficult decisions but I tried to find the right balance.

Walcott was one a high because he scored a hat-trick last week. Giroud has given a lot to the team since January but over the last few games I felt he was a bit jaded, a bit tired.

"I don't see why [Walcott] should not be here next season. He is a player who has been out for a year and it took him a while to get back to his best.

"Where he is in his career it is very interesting. he is very experienced, he is at his peak physically and it is time to stay with us."