Official Arsenal team to face Chelsea and go on to lift the FA Cup

The FA Cup final is almost upon us and the official Arsenal team has been announced.

The Gunners are looking to record their 14th win in the historical competition and only Chelsea stand in their way.

It has not been the best season league wise, however, a win at Wembley today will go some way to repairing the damage that has been done, it will also qualify us for Europe and give us reason to be optimistic for next season.

It will not be easy, we all remember what Chelsea did to us last season in Baku, however, we have already seen off Man City to get to this stage and as long as the lads turn up today there is no reason why we cannot beat Frank Lampard’s side.

Anyway, this is the Arsenal team to face Chelsea this afternoon.

Has Mikel Arteta selected the right team to beat Chelsea and secure a 14th FA Cup trophy? Let us know in the comments below.

Links to streams will be put in the comments where to watch the game live and free so keep checking in.

Also, if you go to the official Arsenal website here you will be able to get live commentary text and radio.

JustArsenal predicted line up (for comparison) here

JustArsenal match preview here

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197 Comments

  1. Kedar says:

    Predictable one….
    Same team which beat City… hope will have same performance and same result today..

  2. Declan says:

    So the rumour was true, Tierney one of three centre backs.
    Bellerin and AMN as wing backs.

    1. Kedar says:

      Why not to try AMN as CM and play as 4-3-3…
      Just thought about it.. May be using Torreira along with Xhaka and Ceballos…
      Torreira as DM, Xhaka as CM and Ceballos as AM

      1. gotanidea says:

        Arteta likes to play safe

        1. Dan kit says:

          Play safe with Auba Laca And Pepe

      2. Nifty says:

        This is a cup final

    2. Rory johnson says:

      Ahh nice I thought it was a back four thank god!!

  3. Rory johnson says:

    Osh I dont know about this line up would rather have a 5 man back line! But have to trust Arteta knows what hes doing GOYG πŸ™πŸ™

    1. Sean M says:

      This is a 5-man back line:

      Holding. Luiz. Tierney
      Bellerin AMN

      1. Rory johnson says:

        Thank god for that!! Cheers bud

  4. Arsenalbyforce says:

    Stop this “arsenal beat man city” stuff and concentrate on a reasonable analysis.
    Chelsea stop the likes of liverpool, Leicester and man United who all finishes hundred of miles above us.
    I am worried.

    1. Kedar says:

      We can hope instead of getting worried…

      1. Arsenalbyforce says:

        Maybe I am just nervous bro.

        1. Kedar says:

          Me too…. not 100% sure of anything… don’t know which team will come up… team which remained Resilient and beat City or team which lost to Villa..

    2. Goona says:

      Well we also stopped liverpool

      1. Kedar says:

        Yeah but the truth is Liverpool had nothing to play for… They already won the league that time… They didn’t have any motivation to play with us…. you don’t expect such foolish mistake from VVD unless there is no motivation to play for…. City win was different… they had treble in there mind…. they have already bagged League Cup and they could have won FA Cup and could win CL so they had perfect motivation play against and beat us after that embarrassing loss in Premier League Title and salvage their season…

  5. Sue says:

    Come on Arsenal πŸ’ͺπŸ‘ŠπŸŽ—πŸ†πŸ˜
    Ooh to
    Ooh to be
    Ooh to be a gooner!!

    1. Eddie says:

      Sue your new Avatar Is ugly and creepy

      1. Sue says:

        πŸ˜† I blame Pat πŸ˜‰

        1. Dan kit says:

          Just stuck 50 on 3-1 to Arsenal 28/1 ,will pay for my drinks tonight if it comes in πŸ‘

          1. Sue says:

            Be great if it does, Dan!!

  6. Kenya 001 says:

    Oooh to be a Gunner! Looks good to me, Niles starts πŸ‘Œ saka to come on and good to go hey boys bring on the 14th home………

  7. gotanidea says:

    Arteta would likely use 3-4-3 to stop Chelsea’s wide players, but I prefer them to use 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 to outnumber Chelsea’s midfielders. I hope Pepe would be willing to retrieve the ball himself everytime he loses it in this match

    1. Kedar says:

      He could be our weak link… over the years we had good ball carriers liked of Rosicky …. Walcott… RVP, Arshavin, Cazorla in Centre… Fabregas but now we don’t have wing ball carrier player and problem lies there because numerous ball turnovers…

      1. gotanidea says:

        That’s why Arsenal should’ve searched for a better winger. Pepe can’t be expected to carry the team like Sanchez

    2. Skills1000 says:

      Hi Gotanidea. I am worried about this game. Our wingbacks and centre defenders have to nullify Giroud threats. I just hope we can win this

      1. gotanidea says:

        Me too, because Arteta seems to want to park his bus again. Giroud and Chelsea CBs are huge threat in dead ball situations

  8. mickmematethemasterfarter says:

    smith on the bench is shameful,guendouzi should b there,.,

    1. Skills1000 says:

      U mean Guendouzi the overhyped player whose ego writes checks his body cannot cash?

  9. Sue says:

    Surprised there’s no Willian….

    1. Kstix says:

      I am as well. Must be injured. I hope our players turn up today.

      1. Sue says:

        Me too, Kstix 🀞

      2. gotanidea says:

        Or maybe Lampard deems him unfocused due to several contract offers from different clubs

      3. Kenya 001 says:

        They will turn of not sale all of them and bring the under 23s. Very high stakes in there

    2. Skills1000 says:

      Yes Sue. Willian is not even on the bench. Good for us

      1. Sue says:

        πŸ‘ I’m still scared, Skills haha!!

      2. Kenya 001 says:

        How I hope he was makes everything sweeter winning against a full strength team.

    3. GunnerJack says:

      Sue – I haven’t seen the Chelsea team yet so I’ll take your word for it about Willian.
      This also surprised me and maybe Arteta too. I think he put AMN there especially to nullify the threat of Willian.
      For me it’s just great to see AMN starting. I’ll go and find the Chelsea lineup now to see who he’ll be up against.
      Then again, I wonder if they’ll switch him to the other wing to keep that new guy Chelsea have if Bellerin can’t cope. Maybe he’s called Pulisic? Then put Saka as LWB.
      Should be fun!

      1. GunnerJack says:

        Wow! Willian not even in the squad? Is he about to be sold?

        1. Sue says:

          Yes it is good to see AMN in the team, GJ.
          He must be injured… but there is talk of him going…. and a lot of talk about him joining us!

  10. Eddie Hoyte says:

    Strong line up… Hoping the boys show up today all guns blazing. Is there anyway we can win the FA cup, collect the money and reject Europa league?

    1. Kedar says:

      Then we have to Reject the money from Europa also… we will only get money from FA Cup

    2. Jah son says:

      We need Europa league. The young players need quality game time and to get used to playing in Europe.

  11. Goona says:

    MArtinez should be first choice

  12. Herbz says:

    Lampard is very interesting today…….

    Really???? 3-4-3 against our arsenal without a midfield. This is very interesting. He has handed us the win easily.

    Arsenal 3-1

  13. Mrcool says:

    Arsenal will have a lot works to do in the midfield. If we can control the midfield against Chelsea, we have a chance to win.

    We must not allow them to dominate the midfield to night. Xhaka must not go missing as he always do in big games. All our midfielders must dominate and not be dominated.

    Luiz must handle giroud with care to avoid penalty or red card.

    This is final.

  14. RW1 says:

    Probably best line up with a toss up between xhaka and
    Torreira … Personally would go for latter far from his best but works harder and their midfield is the most obviously superior part of the match up and need to close them down … Could go either way but think we can edge it 2 1 if Luiz has a decent game

  15. Reggie says:

    I dont understand AMN in place of Saka, or Bellerin in place of AMN but basically while its not the best balanced team, its only a problem if we dont win. If we win, he has got it 100% right.

    1. Kedar says:

      MA is trying to repeat the same performance against City..

  16. S says:

    “And go on to lift the FA Cup.”
    Yeah right. We can’t push above our weight forever. One top club will suss us out. I believe it’ll happen today.
    Oh well, we lost nothing except perhaps aubameyang πŸ˜‰

  17. Eddie says:

    Just look at how open our midfielders are leaving the pitch.. Very poor start.
    Defense also very poor for that goal

    1. Kedar says:

      But this we can expect… we are not that quality team anymore..

  18. Eddie says:

    I think these set of players lack the mentality to play finals.
    It’s been too calm, and they’re all shaking

  19. Ackshay says:

    No surprise giroud right back to punish us.

  20. Sue says:

    Please tell me this ain’t gonna be another nightmare……

    1. Jah son says:

      U hoped for Ceballos look at his poor positioning.

      1. Sue says:

        Oh come on…. there’s time to put this right…

      2. Sue says:

        Danny Murphy just said Ceballos was the best player on the pitch!!

    2. Sid says:

      I came into the game late. Did Giroud score?

      1. Sue says:

        No, he assisted Pulisic ☹

  21. Kieron Blandford says:

    Already?!
    I fear the bench will win it for chelsea today, (before we were already a goal down) so much more options on the bench than us.
    We need a Man City performance to win his today and gonna be really tough to come back now. Such a poor start. Coyg!!

  22. SueP says:

    I can’t bear this passing at the back as Chelsea are pressuring us into making mistakes
    Very nervy

  23. Splendid says:

    Holding is simply useless!

    1. Eddie says:

      Lol… I’ve been mentioning how we’re missing Mustafi since…
      Hopefully the team gets back into this game.
      I can’t bear another embarrassment.
      I still suffer PSTD from BakuπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      1. Splendid says:

        Holding has lost all his confidence. Chelsea seem to want it more than us.

  24. Kieron Blandford says:

    @Eddie
    Dont forget the pressure we are under and chelsea have little in comparison.
    We have ‘no Europe’ at stake and potentially the difference between some players staying or going.
    Weve never been great when there is a prize to deliver go back to the Europa League catastrophe.
    I fear for today’s result.
    Explains why we need a Thomas Partey time signing. Links today with Decoure, yes please.

  25. Sid says:

    I hope we win. COYG!

    1. Sid says:

      I look like a cool insect from Hell! Gee thanks Admin..πŸ˜‚

      1. Sue says:

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ they’re all weird!!

  26. AlexLaca9 says:

    Maitland-Niles is so fast 🀭 boy just really has every attribute to be world class. Hope he gets there

    1. Sue says:

      πŸ‘

  27. gotanidea says:

    Pulisic is a much better inverted winger than Pepe. He is more productive, cheaper and offers more penetration

    Arsenal should search for a new inverted winger like Pulisic

    1. Mobella says:

      You are talking about who is better or not when the game is going on. Is this how to support your team? At least wait till when the game is finished. I thought I have seen it all ( negativity ) form arsenal fans.

      1. gotanidea says:

        It’s just my honest opinion after comparing their productivities and performances in this season

        1. Mobella says:

          Well keep it the the end of the match. It sounds like you are looking for our player’s fault in the middle of the game.

    2. Ackshay says:

      Pulisic is ridiculously two footed of course he will be a good inverter winger. He can shoot from both foots very well.

      1. gotanidea says:

        I saw Joelson Fernandes’ highlights and his weaker foot seems quite adept

  28. Kedar says:

    Have changed our shape to 4 at back??

  29. Sid says:

    Those long balls are working! And how good was that Pepe shot!

    1. Kenya 001 says:

      πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

  30. Sue says:

    Yes!!!!

    1. Kenya 001 says:

      We ain’t loosing this sue

      1. Sue says:

        πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  31. Kedar says:

    It seems Chelsea doesn’t have pace at the back…
    Rudiger, Zouma all are seems slow..

  32. SueP says:

    Should have been a red card!!

    1. Kedar says:

      Ideally yes… it was clear goal scoring opportunity….

      1. SueP says:

        Exactly!

    2. Declan says:

      Only a red a SueP if outside the box. As it was a penalty a red would have been double jeopardy so just a yellow.

      1. Rashid80 says:

        Remember david luiz red card against city? Same exact play!

  33. gotanidea says:

    Giroud made an assist again. He’s been killing us since he left

    1. Sid says:

      Hello Gotanidea . I hope we can block Giroud as well as put pressure on their backline now that their skipper is gone. Anyway what do you think of Pepe’s offensive play? More hits than misses, I would say!

      1. gotanidea says:

        He worked hard today, but still unable to cut inside

        Pepe is like Coutinho at Bayern. Coutinho looks decent because of his good stats, but he only produced when Bayern are dominating their opposition and when they face weak team

        1. Sid says:

          I also think he plays well when we dominate. But he does seem to have a wand of a left foot. I hope next season he takes on his opponents more, because he does have the ability to weave inside defences like he almost did for the freekick.

  34. Sue says:

    Would’ve loved to have seen Azpilicueta sent off…. no chance now.. he’s done his bleedin’ hamstring…

    What a pen from Auba πŸ‘Œ

    1. Sid says:

      Our opponents getting an injury, maybe it was azpi’s unlucky day? Curse for that tongue at the bridge?πŸ€”πŸ€”

      1. Sue says:

        Haha that tongue – definitely, Sid πŸ‘

  35. Kedar says:

    Surprisingly this our opponents forced to change because of Injury…

  36. Kedar says:

    Jorginho looks like John Stones🀣🀣

    1. sekman says:

      haha best comment

  37. Travis says:

    Is it possible to purchase the FA Cup jersey online?

  38. Welbeck says:

    Well, we’ve clawed our way back to parity now and there’s plenty of time left to win this. From what I’ve seen thus far, we were a little cagey at first but we’ve grown into the game. We can definitely win this….. Come on Pepe, give us another left foot curler!!!

    Top bins!!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  39. Pablomoney says:

    I’ve not been able to keep up please where can I stream live?

    1. Sue says:

      Have you tried hesgoal?

  40. Goonerboy says:

    My thoughts are the with the lads, I can’t watch this, can’t bar the nerves…

    Are we missing Mustafi???

    1. Sue says:

      We improved as the half went on, for sure!

      1. Kenya 001 says:

        We should score

    2. Goonerboy says:

      My thoughts are***

    3. Splendid says:

      We’re definitely missing Mustafi. Holding has been poor.

    4. gotanidea says:

      He’s been instrumental for us since the restart, unfortunately his contract is one year left

  41. Goonerboy says:

    Scorer of the next goal might be the winner…Coyg!

  42. Gily says:

    At least it seems this ref has a soft spot for Ardenal.
    Come on guys, wrap it up in the next 45mins. They are already tiring out.

  43. Mobella says:

    Come on you gunners.!!!! We played better after we scored. We can do it just stop playing it back all the time please especially Cebellos. You can do it…. well done boys πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ». One more half to go to get the winning goal.

  44. Wenger91 says:

    AMN and Bellerin seem to be lost in the first half. All the other players look so ready, Pepe is trying to make something and Caballos is all around! Auba is great as usual and Laca should try harder. They should give Pepe some fouls he is better than both Laca and Ceballos.

    We need Saka instead of AMN in the second half if he kept playing like this and maybe later Cedric should play.

    It should be a red card .. he tackled Auba which was the last player facing the goalkeeper!

    1. Shakir says:

      I think as the player was covering the defender,the yellow card was fair anyway so painful to see any player injured in a final like this
      But azpilicuetas injury is helping us as chelsea looks switched off in the back

    2. Declan says:

      Wtf? AMN has had a great game!

    3. Sid says:

      AMN was fast and did have some good touches.

  45. Sue says:

    Love Wrighty’s reaction to the penalty going in…. and that smacked arse look on Cashley’s face!!

    1. SueP says:

      Ive never understood how he could change his allegiance

      1. Sue says:

        Or me, Sue..

    2. Welbeck says:

      What’s going on with Chelsea today, with their injuries?!?!

      1. Sue says:

        Yikes!! Curse of the hamstring??!

  46. Shakir says:

    The game is very open.
    End to end stuff.
    Chelseas high press is costing them and our long balls are working.
    COYG

    And must mention that martinez is a key player to break chelseas press along with luiz,those 2 are just super comfortable with the ball

  47. SueP says:

    Another hamstring?

    1. Welbeck says:

      πŸ”ŠChesela’s physio team are getting sacked in the mooooooooorning

  48. Sid says:

    Sad for Pulisic, though it gives us an advantage.

  49. gotanidea says:

    Thank you Pulisic

  50. Kedar says:

    Holding is so slow…
    Even snell or turtle 🐒 can beat him..

  51. Mobella says:

    Paulisic out with a chance that could have been a goal!!! we don’t win this game then that is how God has designed it.

  52. Kedar says:

    Chelsea could exactly do what we did to them in 1st half….
    Exploiting lack of pace of Holding

    1. SueP says:

      He’s not quick that’s for sure!

  53. Mohsan says:

    Just seeing Holding struggle shows how good Mustafi has been and what a turn around by him. I hope we sell holding along with belerin complete useless when it comes to defending. Why de club gave David Luis another year is beyond me.

  54. SueP says:

    CL next week too

    1. Sue says:

      They ain’t coming back from 0-3… Gnabry will see to that πŸ˜‰

      1. SueP says:

        πŸ‘

    2. Sid says:

      I think chelsea had a very small chance ogmd getting something out of the tie though. Who are you backing for CL, SueP? I think it’s between Bayern and PSG, though I like Madrid after Arsenal, of course!

      1. SueP says:

        Sid
        I’d always prefer an English club over anyone else to be honest even if I can’t stand them the rest of the time. If not that then a team who hasn’t won it before.

  55. Kedar says:

    Look at the height Chelsea has… All are Mobile Towers

  56. Sue says:

    Boooooom!!!

  57. Kedar says:

    What a Striker he is…. What a Striker..

    1. Sue says:

      World class!!!! I ❀ him

      1. Mobella says:

        Yes he is but look at that run from Bellerin and that pass from Pepe. That is a team goal with an exquisite finish from our captain.

        1. Sue says:

          Absolutely, Mobella πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  58. Welbeck says:

    Well taken goal…

  59. Kedar says:

    How we will replace if goes..

  60. gotanidea says:

    AUBAGOAL

    1. Sid says:

      Bellerin’s run was crucial too!

      1. gotanidea says:

        His dribble was superb πŸ‘

    2. Kenya 001 says:

      Good feeling πŸ˜€

    3. raji abdulateef says:

      auba deserve epl best player

  61. Ackshay says:

    That’s what world class Strikers do πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

    1. Kenya 001 says:

      πŸ‘Œ

  62. Sue says:

    πŸ‘‹ Kovacic

  63. Sid says:

    A booking going our way!😍😍

  64. SueP says:

    Unusual to get a decision like that!!
    C’mon you ref!!! 🀣🀣🀣🀣

  65. Kedar says:

    We should not loose concentration..

  66. Sue says:

    Has Anthony Taylor been possessed???

    1. Kedar says:

      That was soft…. but who cares

      1. Sue says:

        Very soft!

  67. Mobella says:

    Make it count boys. Get that point of no return goal. Common you gunner!!!!!

    1. Mobella says:

      Why are trying to protect the lead against a team with one man down. Score one more goal and it’s over.

  68. Kenya 001 says:

    Bring on saka lacazette looks tired

  69. gotanidea says:

    33 years Pedro is still faster than 24 years old Holding πŸ˜‚ and the referee is so nice to us today

    1. Kedar says:

      Yeah… Martinez was so lucky… he would have been off…

  70. Kedar says:

    Martinez was lucky

  71. Sid says:

    We are the FA cup final bosses! Every decision is going our way!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    1. SueP says:

      Sid
      Referees don’t usually come to our aid do they?
      Let’s make the most of it when they do!
      🀣

      1. Sid says:

        Salty comments from Frank incoming, SueP πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚! Meanwhile seems the 14th is in the bag?

        1. SueP says:

          Not until the fat lady sings
          La la la!
          🎼🎼🎼

  72. Kedar says:

    There will be at least 7-8 mins of added time…

  73. Kedar says:

    Ohh Dear… Sokratis…

  74. Sue says:

    My heart is pounding……

    1. Kedar says:

      Check you Blood Pressure…

      1. Sue says:

        πŸ˜‚ it’s high…..

    2. Siamois says:

      Mine too !!

  75. SueP says:

    My nerves are in shreds

  76. Sue says:

    Oh just blow the bleedin’ whistle…..

  77. Eddie says:

    We are winners!!!!!!!

    1. Kedar says:

      Almost there…

    2. Sid says:

      And Chelsea are definitely missing Eva Carneiro,πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!

  78. SueP says:

    Frank must have got out of the bed the wrong side today. Blimey, I can’t believe the number of injuries.

  79. Siamois says:

    The blues are falling one by one!

  80. Kenya 001 says:

    Hatrick on Chelsea it is πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  81. SueP says:

    Sue,
    Your man’s coming on
    An FA Cup winner too by the looks of things? Yay!!

    1. Sue says:

      πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ Get in there!!!!!!

  82. Siamois says:

    COME ON!COYG!

  83. Sue says:

    We are the champions, my friends
    And we’ll keep on fighting ’til the end
    We are the champions
    We are the champions
    No time for losers
    ‘Cause we are the champions of the FA Cup!!!! πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†

    1. Kenya 001 says:

      Where are the rest? Got tired typing halfway 14th it is

  84. SueP says:

    Bl’’dy awesome!

  85. Siamois says:

    Sweet Caroline… oh oh ohπŸ˜‚

  86. SueP says:

    Bring on the teams in the far flung parts of Europe
    Brilliant
    I hope the Arteta doubters realise what a gem we have. No longer the assistant coach!!!
    Brilliant

    1. Siamois says:

      πŸ‘πŸ‘β˜ΉοΈ

  87. Gily says:

    Our Ref, our Cup, our Home.
    Record holders extraordinary.

    1. Sid says:

      Ref was on weedsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚! The Martinez howler didnt even have a replay!

  88. Pepe says:

    Man of the match is the referee he was unbelievable

    1. SueP says:

      Can’t you enjoy the moment?

  89. ahmad73 says:

    So happy to end a shitty season on a high note. I hope Arteta is backed in the transfer market and I am already looking forward to the next season.

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