Wenger meets Kroenke for talks, Arsenal to make announcement Wednesday

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois slams Alexis Sanchez's goal in FA Cup final

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois slams Alexis Sanchez's goal in FA Cup final

For the first time since 1996, the Gunners were fifth in the Premier League this season.

Wenger conceded after the final match of the league season against Everton that the uncertainty over his future had impacted upon Arsenal's campaign, although described some of the criticism he has received this term as "disgraceful".

Wenger will outline his plans for close-season signings and while there may still be some tinkering with his backroom staff it will not be without his approval. The German central defender had missed most of the season due to injury, but he came in and had a very good game together with Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal at the back. 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.

Diego Costa equalised for Chelsea late in the second half, after Chelsea had lost Victor Moses to a second yellow card for diving, but Wenger's men had the ideal response as Aaron Ramsey bagged the winner three minutes later.

Wenger made an impassioned plea to be kept on after the victory at Wembley, by urging Arsenal's board to watch a re-run of his seventh FA Cup win to banish any doubts about his suitability to lead the club forward.

The Frenchman claimed the triumph was one of his proudest moments, alongside the 2003-04 Arsenal team that won the title without losing a single league game. Am I the right man to take this club further?

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright fears Arsene Wenger could leave the Gunners "totally in the lurch" by walking away this week - and believes the Premier League club only have themselves to blame.

Holding was also playing the first major final of his career and the 21-year-old defender looked assured alongside his more experienced colleague. When asked if he would make a presentation at the board meeting, Wenger replied: "The best presentation?"

A formal announcement is likely to follow on Wednesday.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has hinted at a big revamp in the Blues squad this summer, as the Italian is hopeful to improve both the "number and quality" of the team.

"I think the first goal was very odd", said the Italian. Offside or not is not important.

"I was in great form and it was a shame I didn't start the game".

"I've played until the end of my contract".

"I'm disappointed in Arsene's reaction", he said.

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