'Arsenal win would be a shock - Mertesacker is playing!'

Ross Houston
May 26, 2017

"Everyone associated with Chelsea Football Club offers our heartfelt condolences to those affected by Monday's terror attack in Manchester", said the club in a statement. I want to win the cup for my club.

Their FA Cup final opponents, Chelsea, recently announced they had also called off their planned victory parade, on May 28, following their Premier League title win. "It's a pity we can not fly with the happiness we always have before a big game", he added. "We have been hit hard in a position where we will need to be strong on Saturday".

Mertesacker missed the first half the season with a serious knee injury and then struggled to get back into the Arsenal squad despite reportedly recovering from injury back in January.

Sanchez has been deployed to the left of the Arsenal attack since manager Arsene Wenger switched his side to a 3-4-3 system last month and the Chile global has thrived in the role. "But we're just concentrating on ourselves at the moment, working hard in training and hopefully we'll go and do the job".

Sizzling temperatures are expected on Saturday which could potentially help Arsenal's creative players, although Wenger is faced with a shortage of defenders with Laurent Koscielny suspended and Gabriel ruled out injured.

The Arsenal boss has likely made his mind up already on whether he will remain or leave (surely he's staying?) but debate will rage on throughout Saturday as to whether his future hinges on the final result.

Conte's side finished the 2016-17 campaign with a 5-1 win against Sunderland to warm up for the FA Cup final.

"They have fantastic players and an unbelievable coach so we need to be in our high level to win this final".

"I think the way we started the [home] game in the first half was very good", Ramsey, who scored the victor in his side's 2014 FA Cup final victory over Hull City, said to Arsenal Player.

"We don't feel any pressure".

Arsenal have, however, won eight of their past nine matches in all competitions since switching to a three-man defence and come into the final on a five-match winning streak.

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