Wenger has been barracked by his own fans and failed to secure Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years, but he ends the season by surpassing Aston Villa's George Ramsey as the FA Cup's greatest manager.
After a hard season in which Arsenal came fifth in the league, their worst finish under Wenger, Mertesacker said that they realised that they had to be more competitive on the biggest stage. His exit had some impact on Chelsea as they lost the match by two goals to one, Arsenal pummeling them in the process.
And Arsenal's second-highest goalscorer of all time says it has been "total incompetence" to have allowed this situation to have arisen.
Chris covers the amusing side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog. "I could feel that the trust of the team and of the coaching staff is vital in those moments when you struggle and when you are out".
Writing in his column in The Sun, Wright said: "I've got a nasty feeling Arsene Wenger will walk away from the Arsenal job today, leaving the club totally in the lurch".
The Frenchman added: "Once the game starts and you are a fan, you stand behind the team, that is what I have not accepted this season and I will never accept it".
"We still have a lot to prove and this team wants to challenge, especially next season", Mertesacker said.
A fifth place finish, the lowest the north London outfit have finished a Premier League season under Wenger, means for the first time since the 1997/98 season they will not be playing Champions League football. "To get another FA Cup, I'm delighted".
"For me this season was incredible. It is all about trying to change the manager's decision". "It is still a good season".
Those behind Chelsea's Twitter account were fuming as Alexis Sanchez put Arsenal ahead in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
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"They scored and it made it very hard because we were exhausted, the pitch is big and they have good passers of the ball".