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Wenger makes history as Arsenal defeat Chelsea to win 13th FA Cup



Wenger makes history as Arsenal defeat Chelsea to win 13th FA Cup

Arsenal denied Premier League champions Chelsea a double this season after a thrilling final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, as the Gunners lifted the English FA Cup for a record 13th time.

The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has now become the most successful manager in the FA Cup history with seven titles.

Arsenal took the lead five minutes into the game through Alexis Sanchez, though controversial as the linesman had his flag up for Aaron Ramsey, who was standing in an offside position.

Arsenal dominated the first half but could not double their lead.

Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses, was given a second yellow card on 68 minutes for diving in the penalty area, and was sent off the pitch.

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But the Blues got back into the game through Diego Costa’s 76th-minute shot, only for Ramsey to head in the winner two minutes later, as the game ended 2-1 in Arsenal’s favour.

“I’m proud to have won seven of these cups,” Wenger said after the victory.

“I’m proud having done this – winning the championship without losing and winning seven FA Cups.

“We had an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards. This team has suffered. They’ve united and responded.

“They showed strength and unity and played spectacular football today.”






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