Conte defends Moses after FA Cup final dive: He was exhausted!

That change came ahead of a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough on April 17 and Arsenal would lose just one game with that formation, which Wenger stuck with for Saturday's final despite missing a number of key personnel.

Chelsea ended up losing 2-1 to the Gunners as goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey wrapped up victory for Arsenal despite Diego Costa's equaliser.

Nobody at the club was happy with the league position, which meant they failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1997-98.

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

Reports suggest the 67-year-old is leaning towards staying, but he refused to disclose any information about his future and said the situation would be resolved at a board meeting on Tuesday.

"And you would have to say it would serve them right, because there has been absolutely no forward planning for the day when Wenger finally left the Emirates".

"Look, this season, I think usually we have no sagas".

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It was expected the 32-year-old would endure a hard afternoon against the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, but instead Mertesacker was at the top of the game, leading Wenger to single him out for individual praise.

"At the end of the day everyone trusted me and supported me throughout the season and the manager gave me the opportunity".

In the most tumultuous season of the Frenchman's 21 years in charge, he's managed to cling on to power, despite an increasing core of supporters demanding the club sack their most successful ever manager.

"I believe that it's a positive trend, but it would be ridiculous if 20 years depends on one game or the future of the club depends on one game", he said. I don't think that if my player dived, he did it with a real intention to do this [deceive].

With two league titles under his belt as a Chelsea player, plus a League Cup, Fàbregas has proven an astute signing three years ago by Jose Mourinho. Wenger said he will discuss his future at the club with the board on Tuesday, but he suggested he wants to stay and the FA Cup trophy makes it clear the board should keep him.

"Otherwise, it is total incompetence to get to this stage".

"I think obviously when he went inside there was a moment when I sort of went to go for the ball, and then I thought he might just be a little bit ahead of me so I made a decision to pull out and not go for it". That's why I often tell fans to be careful what you wish for.

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