Chelsea looked nigh on unbeatable for most of the season, but Arsenal matched them in every area to give Wenger his 7th FA Cup winning medal. Here is my ratings for the brilliant victory….
DAVID OSPINA 7
He was selected ahead of Petr Cech to many fans’ dismay, but made a number of excellent saves. Deserved his medal.
ROB HOLDING 7
Has been brilliant since Wenger decided on a three-man defence and played well again here. Was not overawed by the occasion at all
PER MERTESACKER 8
His first start for over a year, and his first time in this formation. But still managed to be on top form. Brilliant
NACHO MONREAL 7
Was not allowed to attack quite so much as previous games, but looked solid at the back
HECTOR BELLERIN 7
Nearly back to his best. A shame he couldn’t put the match to bed but his all-round play was excellent
AARON RAMSEY 8
He didn’t score a League goal all season, but made sure he scored the winning goal in a Cup Final yet again. He has grown into his new role
GRANIT XHAKA 7
He has definitely improved as the season progessed. Very solid performance but of course he had to get a booking!
ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN 7
Yet another position taken by the Ox this season, and he performed as well as usual
ALEXIS SANCHEZ 9
Mr Duracell Bunny caused Chelsea problems from the staet. Please don’t leave!
MESUT OZIL 8
Another one that was unlucky not to finish off Chelsea, but he was much more visible than usual
DANNY WELBECK 8
Excellent performance again by Danny. If he finally has a fully fit season he will be awesome next season.