Aaron Ramsey: “I’m happy for the Manager”

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey picked up yet another FA Cup winners medal, and once again produced the decisive touch in a Final, following up his match-winner against Hull City in 2014 with a rare headed goal to win the Gunners the title against Chelsea at Wembley this afternoon.

Ramsey ghosted into the Chelsea box, getting free of the attentions of the Premier League’s player of the season, N’Golo Kante, and nodded home a free header from point blank range after having been found perfectly by Olivier Giroud’s cross just 38 seconds after the Frenchman was thrown on for Danny Welbeck after Diego Costa had brought 10-man Chelsea back on level terms. Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “It was an outstanding performance”

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger certainly got his tactics right on FA Cup Final day as the veteran Frenchman produced a performance and a half from his considerably under strength side to beat the English Champions Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley.

Speaking after his side’s memorable win, Wenger said, “It was an outstanding performance from the first minute onwards. This team has suffered, united, and responded. I said last week this team will win the championship with one or two good buys, and keep them together. They showed strength and we played spectacular football today to win the game.” Continue reading

Ramsey rules Wembley again as Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA Cup

Arsenal restored some much needed pride to end what had so far been a rather dismal season for the Gunners, beating Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, to win the FA Cup for the 13th time in their history and for the 7th time under the reign of Arsene Wenger, making the under pressure Frenchman the most successful Manager in the history of the world’s oldest football competition.

Arsenal made an exceptionally bright start to the game, but took the lead in rather fortuitous circumstances with Alexis Sanchez prodding home with the outside of his right boot after following in his own deflected attempt to pass the ball over the top of the Chelsea defence. Continue reading

Alisher Usmanov offers a billion pounds to buy Arsenal

Alisher Usmanov, who owns 30.04 per cent of English Premier League (EPL) giants Arsenal, has made a one billion pound ($1.30 billion) bid to take control of the north London football club from majority shareholder Stan Kroenke.

English media reported that Kroenke has yet to formally respond to the offer, which was made last month and was reported initially by the Financial Times. Continue reading

Thomas Tuchel tipped to take over from Arsene Wenger this summer

Borussia Dortmund chief coach Thomas Tuchel could be free to move on in the next few weeks. While Tuchel is facing a German Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt in Berlin on May 27, rumours are that it could be his last game for the yellow-blacks, as the 43-year-old is said to be the hot favourite to replace Arsenal’s incumbent Arsene Wenger.

According to media reports, Dortmund are interested in appointing Lucien Favre, the Swiss who is currently at OGC Nice. Continue reading