Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (R) celebrates with Arsenal’s Spanish defender Hector Bellerin after scoring their second goal during the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. Ian KINGTON / AFP
Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute winner to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup.
Wenger has been barracked by his own fans and failed to secure Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years, but he ends the season by surpassing Aston Villa’s George Ramsey as the FA Cup’s greatest manager.
Alexis Sanchez’s early opener for Arsenal, allowed to stand despite an apparent handball, was cancelled out by Diego Costa, only for Ramsey to reply immediately with the second FA Cup-winning goal of his career.
It was Arsenal’s third FA Cup win in four seasons and 13th in total, making them the outright most successful team in the competition’s history ahead of Manchester United.