Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb

Prince Harry with former US President Barack Obama following a meeting at Kensington Palace in London

Prince Harry with former US President Barack Obama following a meeting at Kensington Palace in London

In the last encounter between the two teams, Chelsea pulled off a 3-1 thriller in the English Premier League Regular Season early February.

Aaron Ramsey called on Arsene Wenger to extend his Arsenal reign after the Welsh midfielder fired his manager into the FA Cup record books.

Arsenal manager Arséne Wenger says he will give away his FA Cup winners' medal even though victory would make him the most successful manager in the competition's history.

The Gunners were eliminated from the Champions League for the seventh successive season in the last 16.

The Wales global credited Wenger's decision to switch to a new system, using a back three, as they won their last six games of the season in all competitions to end the campaign on a high.

"They showed strength and we played spectacular football today to win the game", said Wenger immediately after the final whistle was blown.

Wenger's selflessness and his love for the club were very apparent during the interview, as true to his style, his lack of self-interest was so prominent. "It's not about me, it's about us winning the trophy and giving everything to achieve it".

Chelsea will now embark on what is set to be a busy summer, as Conte seeks to bolster his squad in preparation for a return to the Champions League.

"It was a great team performance", striker Danny Welbeck, who has been sidelined twice with knee injuries at Arsenal, told the BBC.

Per Mertesacker became Wembley's unlikeliest hero on Saturday, lifting the FA Cup just two weeks after being on holiday thinking his season was over. That seemed to have spurred Conte's men on as they found an equaliser through a Diego Costa low volley to level the scores at 1 - 1.

Here, we take a look at five things we learned from the all-London final. We have a board meeting on Tuesday.

"The manager said nothing special, I think this team trusts me, which is more important than anything else", he explained.

'I don't know my friend, finished now, so happy for the win and the FA Cup, happy for the players, now I don't know, ' replied Sanchez.

Recommended News

  • Memorial Day services in Riverhead and Southold towns

    Memorial Day services in Riverhead and Southold towns

    Following the Mass, all are welcome at the Catholic War Veterans Post Hall at 18 West 23rd St. for coffee and light refreshments. Check in begins at 7 a.m., with the race staring at 7:45 a.m.at the corner of Orchard and Todd Court, behind Runners Village.
    USDOT Looking at 13% Cut Under New Trump Budget

    USDOT Looking at 13% Cut Under New Trump Budget

    It requests a $54 billion hike in defense spending that would be offset by making drastic cuts to nearly 20 federal agencies. The White House also cited the need to halt undeserved handouts in its plan to reduce spending on SNAP by 25 percent.

    Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

    If not for that, we might be looking at a 2-2 series tie heading back to Boston. "Our focus level had to be at an all-time high". During the postseason, the Warriors have scored 115.8 points per 100 possessions, while the Celtics have scored 109.
  • James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

    James went into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals needing 28 points to surpass Jordan's record of 5,987 postseason points. ET for Game 1 in Oakland, but here are five questions we're all thinking about in anticipation of the 2017 NBA Finals.
    Trump Budget Requires Work for Food Stamps

    Trump Budget Requires Work for Food Stamps

    Numerous voters who propelled Trump into the presidency last November would see significantly less from the federal government. Before becoming law, the budget will be subject to scrutiny and mass change by Congressional lawmakers.

    Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

    There was a more moderate president, Hasan Rouhani, the guy who made a nuclear deal with the outside world, just won re-election. He gave a speech to the heads of more than 50 Islamic countries saying he is prepared to work with them to deal with Iran.
  • LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

    Both teams have made it to that point, and if Green's comments are any indication, it should prove to be a fiery, exciting series. They got a big scare in late February when Durant had a left knee injury, but he's back and the Warriors have rolled since.

    Avery Bradley Shocks The Cavs

    The Celtics played relatively flawless basketball through the first two quarters as they pulled ahead by as many as 16 points. Irving put a scare into the Cavs and their fans when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot and rolled his ankle.

    JR Smith: LeBron James Must 'Play Confident' in Game 4

    The point guard had 17 points and six assists in the first half, when he was 5-for-6 from the field and ideal on four 3-pointers. CLEVELAND LeBron James' frustrating night kept going after one of the worst playoff games of his splendid career.
  • Murray calls Agassi good hire for Djokovic

    Garbine Muguruza took the French Open by storm past year , beating Serena Williams for her maiden Grand Slam singles title. He did reach the finals of the Aussie Open this year.
    Rampage Claimed By ISIS Forces Thousands To Flee

    Rampage Claimed By ISIS Forces Thousands To Flee

    In the city where Duterte was mayor for 22 years, and enjoys a cult-like following, residents were supportive of martial law . The fight started when government forces tried to capture Isnilon Hapilon, one of FBI's most wanted terrorist .

    LeBron, Cavs try to shake 'weird' loss in Game 3 to Celtics

    LeBron James praised Stevens more directly when discussing how the Celtics "run different things" after losing Thomas to injury. Not to mention, the Cavs have barely had to deal with Boston star Isaiah Thomas , who is done for the season with a hip injury.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.