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Wenger Not Sure of Future Despite FA Cup Victory

Vera Richards | 01 June, 2017, 01:26

"I think this season has been hurt by some dip in March and I am convinced now, having looked back again at the season, we were hurt by the uncertainty about my future with the players", Wenger said.

Victor Moses was sent off for a second yellow in Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal.

For example, with a deal agreed to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid in 2013, Wenger dropped his interest in the Argentine to pursue Liverpool's Luis Suarez. "We won practically everything - the Champions League, FA Cup but not the Premier League". Their dreams of a domestic double ended, but they will still reflect on the season positively.

While he hopes to add quality and quantity to his squad over the close season, Conte said Saturday's result should not be allowed to tarnish the memory of Chelsea's superb title triumph.

It was a quick start for the Gunners as Chelsea were slow out of the blocks.

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A much anticipated cup final between two London rivals certainly lived up to it's billing. The controversy did not stop there as it appeared that the ball struck Sanchez's arm.

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Three minutes later, he nearly provided an assist for Danny Welbeck from a corner, but the 26-year-old's header hit the post and Ramsey was unable to follow up. However, the pass was intercepted by Luiz, who headed the ball back into the path of Sanchez, who then ran through on goal and produced a deft outside of the foot finish.

Chelsea came out for the second half with more goal and Kante tested Ospina on 49 minutes with a drive from the edge of the area, which took a slight deflection off Xhaka, but the keeper saved fairly comfortably. But I am not frightened to say that we still have a good chance in the league because this team suffered a lot this season, and were still able to perform like that.

By the time that Conte made his first change, bringing on Cesc Fabregas for Nemaja Matic, on 61 minutes, the game was fast drifting away from Chelsea. Together with the board, he discussed pressing business such as budgets for next season and how to ensure that key players such as Alexis Sánchez, Mesut Özil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stayed at the club.

Despite being a man down Chelsea did not give up the chase, and with 15 minutes to go Costa levelled the match.

The Chilean provided Arsenal with an early, game-changing opener in highly controversial circumstances.

Even after beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final yesterday, Wenger indicated he has to stew until Wednesday morning's (NZT) board meeting before discovering whether his 21-year reign will be extended by the record 13-time FA Cup winners.

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