Arsenal may have been chased out of the Champions League football, but the importance of this FA Cup cannot be stressed enough.
Three of those games came in order back in September when Chelsea followed a 2-2 draw at Swansea City with defeats against Liverpool and the Gunners – the latter 3-0 mauling raising reports that Antonio Conte would be sacked just three months into a three-year deal.
“Even for the next season, I think Saturday is a good opportunity to put pressure on them and to all the opponents also”.
These arch-rivals have played a fair few classics over the years, and there is a clear chance going into this one, we could witness yet another Arsenal vs Chelsea match for the ages. In terms of sport betting, I think the bookies will favour the Blues winning the FA on Saturday.
“But the FA Cup’s a big trophy, one that we want to win – and it will definitely boost morale going into next season”.
And that is never a good sign when you are playing a strong team like Chelsea, who will want to end the season with a double having been crowned the Premier League giants with assurance and style. There, the Gunner would have to be ready for that.
He said: “We have this new manager, we have a couple of young players so everything is ready to build something”.
Hazard moved to Chelsea in 2012, after the Blues Champions League success.
Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in two decades and Oxlade-Chamberlain said: “We finished on 75 points and in other years that might have left us in different situations”. Spurs will not win a trophy but have qualified for the UCL group stage.
The north London club missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in two years and Arsenal’s Oxlade Chamberlain said: “We finished on 75 points and in other years that might have left us in different situations”. With the season tipped as Tottenham’s greatest ever season, they ended this campaign with no trophy but already booked a place in the Champions League.
“I’m still calm. We will talk”. His absence that season is one of many “what ifs” in Arsenal’s recent history.
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Such was the Gunners style of play in the first 45 minutes of the Premier League game that the former Juventus boss reacted by changing Chelsea’s lineup to a 3-4-set up for the second half as they discipline the Gunners 3-1.
And Eden Hazard scored one of the brilliant goals of the season with a solo run in their win at Stamford Bridge in February.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has always been a long-time admirer of the FA Cup. However, they were very busy at the time, for this reason, they had no chances.
“Players like Ronaldo and Messi are leaders”.
Chelsea, and Hazard, have been born-again under Conte, but the Belgian international is not concerned over his place in the global pecking order.
Out of the top-six finishers, the Blues made the least number of changes, and you could argue it was that consistency which led them to glory, however, it remains to be seen whether it’ll stay that way with European football on the schedule as well.
In regards to the rumours about Wenger’s future with the club, the Frenchman said his only focus was his side triumphing in the FA final.