FA Cup win won't disguise poor season, says Welbeck


Chelsea boss collected the manager of the year award after leading Chelsea to the title.

The Gunners won 3-0 against Chelsea last September, but Antonio Conte's men inflicted revenge in a 3-1 Stamford Bridge win in February, Hazard scoring an impressive individual goal.

Arsenal have cancelled plans to screen the FA Cup final at the Emirates Stadium and there will be no victory parade if Wenger's side win at Wembley, Arsenal said.

"We've all got families and I can't imagine how they're feeling right now".

"It will not be my last match because whatever happens I will stay in football", Wenger said.

The Christmas and New Year period is the worst, as teams play three games in the space of a week.

They won seven of their last eight league matches, winning all of the last five, and lost out to Liverpool in the race for fourth place by only a point.

Arsenal's board face one of the most important decisions in their recent history this summer, with Arsene Wenger confirming his future will be decided after this weekend's FA Cup final.

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However, Arsenal go into their clash with the champions as underdogs having missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years. But this time around Wenger has hinted that the Czech Republic stopper, who has been the first choice in the Premier League, could start ahead of his Colombian counterpart, despite the latter being preferred in cup competitions this campaign.

With their Europa League spot confirmed for next season, the Gunners desperately need to finish the season on a high to give their fans something to cheer about.

Chelsea's extended victory parade reached a climax with the trophy presentation on May 21, 2017 after being crowned Premier League champions with two games to go.

"Short-term, we are just thrilled to be in that final with our manager".

"We think we're good enough to beat Arsenal, but it's not going to be an easy game". This has led to protests against the clubs board and Wenger from supporters.

"We will see if he can start", Wenger said.

Danny Cowley of Lincoln City received a Special Achievement award after the non-league side battled through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in a thrilling run which was eventually ended by Arsenal.