Goals from Ramsey scored ’79 mins and gave Arsenal the winning goal the win a record 13th FA Cup title.
It also marked the second time they had beaten Chelsea this season, as they also defeated the No. 1 Premier League team back on September 24, 2016.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger responded by sending on Olivier Giroud, who made an immediate impact, finding space on the left and crossing for Ramsey to restore Arsenal’s lead.
However, referee Anthony Taylor over-ruled his assistant, who had flagged for offside, and allowed the goal to stand.
A fourth minute goal from Alexis Sanchez and a pinpoint header from Ramsey in the 78th did not tell the whole story of Arsenal’s high tempo 2-1 victory.
And here at Wembley, he answered the critics eloquently as Arsenal delivered an outstanding performance in an enthralling final to secure a win they fully merited. They showed strength and we played spectacular football today to win the game.
The Italian said: “I think our start wasn’t good enough”.
The second half brought about its own controversy, as Victor Moses was sent off for a second bookable offence, with the right wing-back adjudged to have dived in the box. Then we conceded after one minute and it was the key moment for our loss.
“So hopefully he’ll be here next season, because we owe him a lot”, he said. Arsenal started better than us.
Courtois, playing in his first FA Cup final, also spoke of the disappointment of the team failing to perform up to the levels expected, especially after the early goal gave Arsenal all the momentum.
These two legendary squads went head-to-head in the 136th final of the FA Cup, and when the final whistle blew, it was Arsenal who walked the champion! “The season was incredible for us”.
‘But we would prefer to win the Premier League to the FA Cup, so it is still a good season’.
“I think the players must keep in mind our fantastic season and also this final”.
Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to lift the FA Cup and deny their local rivals a double. “Don’t forget we had a great year and we must be proud of this”. It’s not my person that is hurt but the impeccable image of the club around the world.Chelsea, and Hazard, have been rejuvenated under Conte, but the Belgian is not concerned over his place in the global pecking order.