Mertesacker reveals what he and Holding did to upset Costa
FA Cup By: Ambrose Udeme | 29/05/2017
Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker has revealed what he and Rob Holding did to upset Chelsea striker Diego Costa during Saturday's FA Cup final showdown at Wembley.Mertesacker who was making his first start of the season led Arsenal as they pulled off an unlikely victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday to salvage something from a miserable season that saw them being dumped out of the Champions League place next season.They were dumped out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage once again after losing by an embarrassing aggregate score of 10-2. They also fell away from title contention just after Christmas and finished 18 points behind champions Chelsea. Worse still, they failed to finish in the top four for the first time in 20 years.That meant the FA Cup presented their only chance of success this season - much like the last few years - and they seized the opportunity against a much-favoured Chelsea side. But keeping Diego Costa quiet was always going to be a key feature of any Arsenal victory and there is no doubt Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding did a tremendous job of keeping him at bay.