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October 21 2017, 07:22 | Van Peters
"I'm proud having done this - winning the championship without losing and winning seven FA Cups", Wenger said.
A serious knee injury suffered past year led to a lengthy spell on the sidelines for Mertesacker and when the German returned to fitness he was unable to regain his place. Surely Chelsea would steamroll them as they have often done in recent seasons.
Though Conte's side did restore parity momentarily following the dismissal of Moses, Arsenal made their man advantage count, with Aaron Ramsey's immediate response putting the Gunners back in front on the evening.
The Nigerian was shown a second yellow card in the second half at Wembley after tumbling in the box under pressure from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
"I was nearly forgotten and that makes me stronger", Mertesacker said. "It's what we all want and I know it's what our fans around the world demand". The more people that write me off, the stronger I get. "Watch the game [against Chelsea] and there can be no doubt".
It remains unclear whether the 67-year-old will continue as manager of the Gunners, despite capping a disappointing season with a record-breaking victory over the newly crowned Premier League champions.
"Sanchez is not an out-and-out centre forward, he likes to play wide and come inside, though I've seen evidence this season he can play down the middle and score goals to a high level".
"The trust he gives his players, that is the most important part as a manager".
Chelsea out-going captain John Terry, however, expects Chelsea players to pick Moses up from the disappointment of the sending off.
"The league wins, the cup wins". While those negotiations are still ongoing, the board may discuss just how much money they're willing to offer the star duo.
"Hopefully one day I'll be back here as a manager, that's kind of the ambition". I thought I was playing very well in the last few months.
"I think it should have been disallowed for that but not only that".
Manchester City have already gotten off the mark with the signing of Bernardo Silva from Monaco for £43m and are in talks with Benfica goalkeeper Ederson.
"For me, the contract does not have special meaning but, because of the debate, maybe I should have sorted that out earlier". "But it's always good to have options".