Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Arsene Wenger might be lucky to keep his job come a board meeting scheduled on Tuesday following Arsenal FA Cup final victory over league champion Chelsea.

What this seventh triumph – Wenger’s third FA Cup in four years – says about Arsenal’s manager is that he is still a man for the big occasion whatever his failings might be over the months of a long domestic and European season. He can still, as he did on a warm day at Wembley, set up a team capable of beating the champions, of taking Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation and improving this piece of football innovation with a 2.0 version of his own.

Arsenal Emerges FA Cup Champion For A Record 7 Times

There was no argument about that one just as there was very little about the second awarded by referee Taylor who, as he had done for the Sánchez goal, blew his whistle, took a moment to think and then made the correct decision under heavy pressure. Moses had come in down the right channel, taken the ball on his left to go past Oxlade-Chamberlain and then went down as he passed the Arsenal man.

Arsenal Emerges FA Cup Champion For A Record 7 Times

 Even before then Conte had tried to change his team, bringing on Cesc Fabregas for Nemanja Matic, and later Willian replaced Pedro. It was the Brazilian who crossed for Costa’s equalizer, a fine finish which he chested down and clipped past Ospina.

Wenger’s decision to replace Welbeck with Giroud yielded immediate dividends. It was Giroud’s intelligent run and a fine cross from the byline that Ramsey headed in from close range. This was Arsenal’s day and they would not let Chelsea into the game again.

You have to say on the day, that the better team won.

By Ny

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