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Arsenal deny Chelsea double as Ramsey seals FA Cup

Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny celebrate

Arsenal denied Chelsea the double as they beat the Premier League champions 2-1 to win the FA Cup for the third time in four seasons at Wembley on Saturday.

Aaron Ramsey’s 79th-minute header sealed victory for Arsenal, three minutes after Diego Costa’s equaliser had revived Chelsea’s hopes of capping a superb season in style.

Alexis Sanchez’s controversial opener had given Arsenal the early initiative and Arsene Wenger’s side could have been further ahead as they dominated the first-half chances.

Chelsea improved after the break but had to play the final quarter of the match with 10 men after Victor Moses received his second yellow card following a blatant dive in the area.

Arsenal have now won the FA Cup a record 13 times while Wenger is now the most successful manager in the competition’s history having secured the trophy seven times.

List of Arsenal’s seven FA Cup wins under manager Arsene Wenger.
Arsene Wenger became the most successful manager in the history of the FA Cup when his side beat Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday. He moved one ahead of George Ramsay who won six FA Cups with Aston Villa.

Here is a list of Wenger’s seven FA Cup triumphs.

1997-98 – Arsenal 2 Newcastle United 0
2001-02 – Arsenal 2 Chelsea 0
2002-03 – Arsenal 1 Southampton 0
2004-05 – Arsenal 0 Manchester Utd (Arsenal 5-4 on pen)
2013-14 – Arsenal 3 Hull City 2
2014-15 – Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 0
2016-17 – Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1

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