Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win 13th FA Cup


Pic: Getty ImagesSpeculations pertaining Arsene Wenger's future has been put to rest as he has verbally agreed to stay on as manager for two more years - extending his over two decade reign at the club.

Victory was rich vindication for Wenger, whose Arsenal future is due to be decided in a board meeting on Tuesday, and allowed him to salvage something from the most hard season of his 21-year tenure.

The official announcement will be made on Wednesday morning, after Wenger also having met chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Monday.

Failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1996 increased the pressure, before Arsenal and Wenger won the FA Cup by beating Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday. Delivering the FA Cup three times in four seasons has papered over some of the cracks as Arsenal has repeatedly come up short in the EPL and Europe.

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Chelsea dominated the entire Premier League season, ending with the title with a seven point difference to second placed Tottenham.

Corbyn, widely known as an avid Gunners supporter, believes Arsene Wenger is the right man to lead the north Londoners despite the pressure he is now under.

Ramsey said: "Of course, I want him to stay at club". He is reported to have been offered a two-year contract and while dissent against him has mounted this season, the stirring nature of his side's win will surely have won back some of his team's disgruntled fans.

Chelsea missed out on the chance to win the double this season as they ended up losing to their London rivals at Wembley following goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey.

"We live in a society that wants always change, but at the end of the day football is about making the right decision and every company is about making the right decision, that's why I say it's not about popularity, it's about competence and I have not that responsibility", Wenger said.

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"I think we have shown great support in him [Wenger] as well and for his trust in us".

Writing in his column in The Sun, Wright said: "I've got a nasty feeling Arsene Wenger will walk away from the Arsenal job today, leaving the club totally in the lurch". The former Germany worldwide had played just 37 minutes of football in over a year before his final appearance, but showed no signs of rust as he put in one of his best performances in an Arsenal shirt. I love my job and I love to win. I accept to be criticised and I accept people don't agree with me.

While Wenger has done little to curb the endless rounds of speculation, he admits that the matter should have been cleared up long before supporter protests were sparked. "I'm here for whatever the team needs and I have shown that during the season".

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