The Gunners, who have won a record 13 FA Cups, finished eighth in the Premier League 2019-20. Arsenal will not qualify for the Europa League next season if they lose at Wembley.
Frank Lampard is aiming to be the first English manager to win a major trophy for Chelsea since 1971.
Arsenal have no new injury concerns as manager Mikel Arteta prepares to lead his side in Saturday evening’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.
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- Arsenal have won both of their previous FA Cup finals against Chelsea: 2-0 in 2002 and 2-1 in 2017.
- Arsenal have reached the FA Cup final a record 21 times
- This is Chelsea’s 14th FA Cup final
Arsenal and Chelsea meet in the FA Cup final on Saturday at Wembley and both managers will see it as a golden opportunity to lift their first major trophy.
Arsenal and Chelsea writers pick their combined XIs ahead of FA Cup final
Chelsea and Arsenal face off in the FA Cup final this afternoon so we decided to ask our writers to select their combined XIs ahead of the match. See the details here.
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What is the team news?
Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns. The Gunners will be without defender Shkodran Mustafi, who underwent surgery on a hamstring.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek will miss the showpiece after picking up a minor injury in training.
What’s the prediction?
Both teams come into this match off the back of Premier League 2019-20 wins. Both the team have very good FA Cup records. It is likely to be tight match. Chelsea is slightly favourites – perhaps by a goal in normal time.