No matter what the naysayers keep saying about Arsene Wenger, the fact is that the boss has led Arsenal to their third FA Cup win in 4 years, and against a record-breaking Chelsea team. Not only that he has become the most successful manager in the history of the FA Cup, having won 7 trophies in his time with the Gunners. That is no small achievement.
Well that was a fantastic way for the often criticised Arsenal to end the season, not only lifting the FA cup trophy and setting a new record as they did, but in the way they totally outclassed the new Premier League champions. We did it Gooners and we did it in some style.
So the Big Day is here at last, as Arsenal take on Chelsea with the aim of winning their third FA Cup Final in the space of four years, but what formation has Wenger decided to go for with our defensive crisis at the moment.
Well, Arsene Wenger has finally come out and shown his true feelings about the way he has been treated by some Arsenal fans this season, and I have a feeling that this means that Le Prof will be leaving Arsenal after today’s Cup Final. There have been protest marches from a few fans before matches, and the very visible plane protests, and some high profile insults from so-called celebrities like Piers Morgan, who call in an “arrogant, deluded man” back in March.
Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea that they will not get an easy ride in today’s big final, with Arsenal having many strengths in their team.
The former CFC star is his club’s all-time top goalscorer, despite playing in central midfield for his entire career, and has revealed how intense cup finals were for him as a player.
After a long and increasingly frustrating campaign, Arsenal will welcome the chance to come away with a trophy, but Premier League champions Chelsea stand in our way.
The Blues have been easily the best team this season, running away with the title after a tactical change from Antonio Conte, which just so happens to have been inspired by our 3-0 defeat over them back in September.
With the Premier League season coming to a close and Arsenal failing to qualify for the Champions League, there are plenty of rumors doing the rounds linking Arsenal’s top stars with moves away from the Emirates. One of those rumours that has been around for quite some time is in regards to Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, with Liverpool said to be very keen on acquiring the services of the player.
Despite a largely disappointing campaign, Arsenal have the opportunity to end the season on a high note by winning a third FA Cup in four years. Considering that the Gunners’ opponents are Premier League champions Chelsea, the team selection has to be spot on. The latest team news is that both Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez are available for selection, but Shkodran Mustafi has not trained yet and is not expected to be available. In light of the team news, here’s how I would set up the team.