Arsène Wenger was ”absolutely thrilled” with his team’s performance, as they won a record 12th FA Cup.
Wenger said: ”I am very happy, very proud and absolutely thrilled because we won the FA Cup but the performance was there as well”.
”The quality of the performance was outstanding today and it was a good advert for the FA Cup because we played in a very convincing way. I cannot fault one player – everyone was absolutely outstanding.
”We started strong, stayed strong and finished strong. That is what you ideally want but you do not always get it, but today we got it.
”I think it shows as well that this team has moved forward since the beginning of last season. We are now a much more mature team, who knows its way and plays as well fantastic football,” he said.
The Gunners retained the trophy they won against Hull City a year ago to put Wenger’s total of wins alongside George Ramsay – who previously stood alone with the record for his victories with Villa between 1887 and 1920.