Full-time: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

  • Arsenal move clear of Manchester United as the most successful club in FA Cup history as they win football's oldest competition for the 13th time courtesy of a thrilling victory over London rivals at Wembley
  • Alexis Sanchez nets controversial early opener that was initially ruled out for offside
  • Victor Moses sent off after receiving a second yellow card for simulation
  • Diego Costa equalises 14 minutes from time, with David Ospina failing to keep out his deflected shot
  • Aaron Ramsey quickly restores the lead by heading home a cross from substitute Olivier Giroud
  • Wenger, potentially taking charge of Arsenal for the final time, becomes the first manager ever to win the FA Cup on seven separate occasions
  • Premier League champions fail to secure a prestigious double in their first season under Antonio Conte as winning run in FA Cup finals ends at four
Arsenal win FA Cup

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Arsenal receive their medals and the famous old trophy is hoisted aloft.


Disappointment for Chelsea, but what a debut season they have enjoyed under Conte. Their future looks extremely bright with the passionate Italian steering the ship.


Wenger sidesteps questions over his future in a quick post-match interview with the BBC. Hardly surprising.

There is a board meeting coming on Tuesday and it seems that we can expect an announcement on either Wednesday or Thursday.


A memorable end to an otherwise disappointing season for Arsenal, who move clear of Manchester United to become the most successful team in FA Cup history.

A record 20th final appearance ends with their 13th triumph. That's now three FA Cup wins in just four seasons.

Wenger is also now the only manager ever to win seven FA Cups. Not a bad way to go out, if this is to be his final game.

It's another final to savour for Ramsey, who also netted an extra-time winner against Hull City back in 2014.


Arsenal win the FA Cup



Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea


Elneny botches the chance to add a third at the death, but it doesn't matter. Arsenal have done it.


Fabregas' attempted pass through to Cahill is overhit and trickles wide for a goal kick.

Wenger looks to run the clock down by replacing Sanchez with Mohamed Elneny. The Chilean, potentially making his last appearance in an Arsenal shirt, receives a standing ovation.



Ramsey's latest attempt is blocked and Ospina gratefully claims a poor cross from Luiz.

Four minutes of added time for Chelsea to find another goal that will send this exhilarating final into extra-time.



The oft-maligned German deceives Azpilicueta and sells Courtois the eyes before sending his effort against the post.

Agony for Arsenal.


Mertesacker, no doubt worried about conceding a penalty, allows Costa to shoot straight at Ospina from close range. That was a real chance.


Coquelin immediately receives a yellow card for the latest foul on Willian. Bellerin then showcases his trademark speed before firing the ball agonisingly wide of the far post.

What a goal that would have been to seal it.


Xhaka fouls Willian and picks up a yellow card. Luiz heads just wide from the ensuing free-kick.

Wenger sends on Francis Coquelin in place of Oxlade-Chamberlain.


What drama at Wembley.

Sanchez picks out Giroud and the Frenchman stands up a cross from the byline that is headed emphatically past Courtois by an unmarked Ramsey.

What a run from the Welshman and what an impact from Giroud.

Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey


Goal: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea (Aaron Ramsey)


Wenger responds to the equaliser by withdrawing Welbeck in favour of Olivier Giroud.


No, they cannot.

Holding gets too tight to Costa and the Spaniard produces a tame-looking shot that deflects off Mertesacker and beyond Ospina, who really should have kept it out.

The 10 men are level.

Diego Costa


Goal: Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (Diego Costa)


Cahill sends a header well over the bar after Hazard's low cross is deflected behind for a corner.

15 minutes remaining for Chelsea to find an equaliser. Can Arsenal hold out?


Oxlade-Chamberlain appeals for a penalty close to the byline after clipping the ball against Cahill's forearm from close range. Nothing given.

Conte makes his second change, sending on Willian in place of Pedro.

Time is rapidly running out for Chelsea and their chances of completing a prestigious double.


Moses receives possession from Hazard on the right flank and takes a tumble in the box as he looks to cut inside Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Taylor judges it as a dive and awards Arsenal a free-kick before producing a second yellow card for the Nigerian international.

What a huge call that could turn out to be in the context of this match. It looked the correct decision at first glance.

Victor Moses


Red card: Victor Moses (Chelsea)