After a dismal run of form in recent months, The Arsenal stars have finally shown character, and their fans are surely overjoyed that their team has reached the final of the FA Cup once again. With goals from Nacho Monreal and Alexis Sanchez, the Gunners turned things around at Wembley yesterday and ultimately defeated Manchester City in an exhilarating match between two evenly matched sides. The Gunners, of course, have won 2 FA Cups in the last 3 seasons, and they'll be hoping to add another to their trophy cabinet against Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Sanchez, who's been Arsenal's standout player this season, is running out of contract at the end of next season, but Arsene Wenger has now spoken about the Chilean's future at the Emirates.

Sanchez will be at Arsenal next season, says Wenger

The under-fire Arsenal boss was delighted with his team's performance against the Citizens and singled out Sanchez for praise. In the post-match press conference, Wenger described Sanchez as an "animal" and said, "[Sanchez] had problems to start and became stronger and stronger. He is an animal, always ready to kill the opponent. He will never give up." Sanchez scored Arsenal's winning goal in extra time after a missed opportunity by Danny Welbeck saw the ball roll in front of his feet.

The 28-year-old has now scored 24 goals in all competitions for the Gunners this season, and it is no surprise that he's been linked with various high-profile teams across Europe. Arsenal, however, is desperate to hold on to their star player and have reportedly offered Sanchez a new deal worth £300,000-a-week. The former Barcelona man is yet to sign an extension, but Wenger insists that Sanchez will still be at Arsenal next season.

"He will be here next year because he has a contract and hopefully we will manage to extend him," said Wenger at the press conference.

Arsenal want to sign 3 players to convince Sanchez to stay

Sanchez has stated his desire to win trophies on various occasions, and it has been reported that he will only sign a new deal with the Gunners if they are willing to match his ambitions.

In an effort to persuade the Chilean to extend his stay at the North London Club, Arsenal is now preparing a move for 3 players in the summer. The Gunners are understood to be keen on bringing Emil Forsberg, Kylian Mbappe, and Sead Kolasinac to the Emirates next season. Many sources have claimed that Kolasinac has already agreed to join Arsenal, which suggests that either Nacho Monreal or Kieran Gibbs will be sold. Mbappe, who's been dubbed the next Thierry Henry, would also be a huge signing for the Gunners, as the 18-year-old has had a stellar season for Monaco. Forsberg has also had a great season, and he's been a vital player for Red Bull Leipzig, who are currently second in the Bundesliga. It remains to be seen how many of these players Arsenal will manage to sign and whether that'll convince Sanchez to stay.