Blow for Arsenal as Chelsea’s weak link not expected to feature in final

Arsenal will take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday evening, but goalkeeper Kepa is not expecting to take part.

The young Spanish shot-stopper has finished the Premier League campaign with the worst saves-per-shot ratio in the division, and is now expected to be shipped out in the coming window.

Kepa became the most expensive goalkeeper in history when the Blues opted to splash €80 million on him two summers ago, and while he helped them to lift the Europa League last season, has slowly become a laughing stock in West London.

Chelsea are hardly known for not beiong cut-throat when it comes to doing what is best for their squad, and SunSport claims that the Spaniard now believes he has played his final game for the club.

This will come as a blow to Arsenal, who are not only keen to add to their record haul of FA Cup trophies, but need to win the match-up in order to secure European football for the new season, having failed to secure it by their league position.

Chelsea’s defence has hardly been impeccable in the Spaniard’s absence however, with Willy Caballero conceding seven goals in his five Premier League outings this term, letting Manchester United, Leicester City and the now-relegated Bournemouth City also let two in a-piece.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be worried about which goalkeeper he will be facing regardless, but it would have been nice to know that we were facing the division’s worst goalkeeper.

Is Caballero any better than Kepa?

Patrick

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21 Comments

  1. S says:

    Man City paying £40m for a defender despite knowing they’ll receive no money through the turnstiles next season. Where does that leave us? Perhaps being bankrolled by Mr. Money was a good thing after all

    1. Kedar says:

      Everything is possible for City… No FFP rules for… Pep will have 100s if Millions to win league and still he considered to be one of the best… Such a laughable thing..

    2. Sue says:

      Approx 30m for Ferran Torres also… but they sold Sane for 54m…..
      30m is a pipe pipe dream for us right now!!

    3. Dan says:

      There is reason .cabellaro been number 2 at City now Chelsea
      Is good at saving pens though

  2. Sue says:

    That certainly is a blow!! Willy’s much better on penalties!

    1. AY75 says:

      I think he is too….. we should be able to win the game in regular time though, as he is not that good during 90 the minutes. I hope Auba and Laca bring their A game.

      1. Sue says:

        I’d love to see them lift that trophy 🙂

  3. Kedar says:

    Instead of thinking about Kepa we should consider shutting down Mount, Jorginho, James and Alonso..

    1. Mogunna says:

      Yep, agree ; there is 10 other players playing before to get to keeper.

      What about Kovacic, Odoi, Pedro, barkley, willian, Abrahams or Pulisic declaring being 100% fit? Alsi big chance to see Kante as well.and they have a big guy in fine form & ampzd up to bully our defense. Think his name is Giroud

      Question is not what keeper is best to face; but how do we face this entire team?

  4. AY75 says:

    Caballero isn’t second choice for no reason…… it matters not which of them is between the sticks, all we need to do is play like we did against City, and the trophy will be ours. COYG!

  5. Adajim says:

    I dont really condemn article but i seriously do not see reason to this one, it’s cup final, and the weakest player could turn hero on the day, it will only depend on who want it the most, both teams has had brilliant performance and not so good performance recently but the final is a different scenario, and any player who made the team sheet will be going into the pitch to write history, no blow whatsoever, I guess.
    OT: one of the things i like about city transfers is the way they buy smart, city hardly break the bank or some record, but the buy quality, Ake at 40m, good buy, buyin 1player 75m and then, 10m to play with, is less profitable to buy 2players at 40m. I hope we get it right

  6. Sue says:

    OT.. Newcastle’s takeover has fallen through……

  7. Andrew Elder says:

    It’s like a revolving door, Sue!!😄😄

    1. Dan kit says:

      Got to feel for Newcastle ,a great club being run into the ground ,a path we are going to go down if we are not careful .

    2. Sue says:

      You’re not wrong, Andrew 😆

  8. Sue says:

    OT..Arteta and #AFC will look to fend off competition for Gabriel Magalhaes as he’s given the green light to leave Lille.

    The Brazilian left sided centre-back has emerged as one of the most cost-effective solutions available to Arteta.

    1. Dan kit says:

      Where was that from sue ?
      Cost effective does not sound to good 😂

      1. Sue says:

        Transfer checker, Dan 😁 Around 20m is the asking price.
        Cost effective, tight, skint, economize,
        Scrimp – all associated with us 🤣🤣

        1. Dan kit says:

          👍😂
          The Arsenal way

  9. GS88 says:

    We really need to address the CB, CDM, CAM and CM areas in the transfer window.

    If we are as broke as it’s been reported, I’d take:

    Buendia
    Sarr/Gabriel
    Dominick Szo
    Danilio/Diawara

    Think we really need two creators to force the issue going forward against the low block teams.

    I’d also look to extend Cebellos’s loan for another season.

  10. Mogunna says:

    Who cares for keeper?

    Kovacic, Pedro, barkley, willian, Abrahams, Pulisic, Kante most likely; & Giroud…

    Must face these guys and defense before to get to keeper.

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