So Wenger has now been confirmed as Arsenal’s manager for another two seasons, but surely the pressure is now on him to deliver the title, or the protests will be even louder at the end of this contract. Wenger has promised the fans that he can take the club further. He said on Arsenal.com: Let’s be together to support our players, to support the club and all give our absolute best to be at the level that we want to be.
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.
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.
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.
Arsenal fans are relishing the chance to spoil Chelsea’s relentless march to a domestic double, and the chance to claim a record 13th FA Cup win this weekend. So can The Gunners overcome Chelsea to lift the trophy?
Arsenal might salvage something from a tough season by winning the FA Cup, but they are facing a defensive crisis ahead of the final. Facing Chelsea is a daunting enough prospect with a full team fit and raring to go, but it becomes even tougher when you are missing crucial players.
Arsenal host Everton in their final Premier League fixture of the season, with a top-four place still to play for.
The Gunners currently occupy fifth place in the table with Liverpool and Manchester City within touching distance. There is a chance that we could end up in a fourth-placed play-off with one of the two sides, but that scenario is very unlikely, with our points and goals tallies needed to pair up.