Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal (FA Cup Final)

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Olivier Giroud is one of the more intriguing storylines as we head into the London derby FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The Frenchman notably proclaimed that the national stadium is his house after helping lead the Blues to a win over Manchester United in the FA Cup finale in 2018.

He’ll take on his former team here while riding a purple patch, having scored in his last four appearances. The 33-year-old has found himself to be Frank Lampard’s first choice to lead the line during the restart, and he’s responded by producing prolificly. Six of his eight league goals have been scored in the restart.

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Chelsea FC Team News vs Arsenal (FA Cup Final): Kante, Willian

Two young rookie managers, looking for their first piece of silverware, will square off in a London derby FA Cup final this weekend. Yes, on Saturday evening, either Chelsea’s Frank Lampard or Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, two men now leading the club with which they built their football legacy, will have a trophy to point to as tangible progress of their rebuilding project.

The FA Cup trophy represents more than just glory for these first year bosses, it can be used as an argument to procure nore funding in the summer transfer window. Let’s preview this clash, focusing on the Chelsea team news here.

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Arsenal FC Predicted Starting XI vs Watford

Arsenal will be taking on Watford in the final Premier League game of the season tomorrow, and there is a lot on the line as the result could determine whether or not the Hornets get relegated. The Gunners welcome relegation fodder Watford to the Emirates on the back of a disappointing defeat to Aston Villa.

As this is the season finale, the team is hoping to end it on a positive note. There isn’t much at stake for the North London club, but the Hornets, now on their fourth manager this season, will need a win to have any hopes of staying up for next season. Here is how Arsenal could take to the field on Sunday.

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In First Season, Mikel Arteta May Have Already Justified His Hiring

When Arsenal opted to appoint Mikel Arteta as their next manager following the sacking of Unai Emery back in December, there were one or two raised eyebrows from Gunners fans. 

Although Arteta had worked under arguably the best coach in world football, Pep Guardiola, for the past three years, he had no previous head coaching experience.
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Dani Ceballos Speaks Out on His Arsenal Future

Dani Ceballos has revealed that he is happy at Arsenal and that staying at the club would benefit his career. However, his future course will still depend on Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports.

Since the restart of the season, Ceballos has been one of the most impressive players for the North London club. His passing skills and ability to beat the press have made him an integral part of the team.

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Arsenal FC Predicted Starting XI vs Aston Villa

Arsenal go into Tuesday’s Premier League match against Aston Villa full of confidence on the back of impressive wins against Liverpool and Manchester City, the latter of which also saw them qualify for the FA Cup final.

The North London club are still in the fight for European football with two games remaining in the season, but it will be crucial to get past Aston Villa in order to keep up with the other teams in the running. The Emirates outfit will look to take maximum points out of the remaining games in order to get back into Europa League.

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Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dani Ceballos

As you know, historically, Arsenal FC are kings of the FA Cup. Yesterday saw the Gunners pull off a massive upset and advance to the finale of England’s oldest competition, handily beating Manchester City 2-0. And there’s more good news in Arsenal land, off the pitch and in regards to the transfer window, so let’s get started.

Scoring sensation Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored both goals in the Saturday clash at Wembley Stadium, and manager Mikel Arteta said he’s “pretty convinced” the 31-year-old will extend his stay at the Emirates.

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Predicted Arsenal FC Starting XI vs Manchester City (FA Cup Semifinal)

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Tomorrow sees Arsenal taking on their Premier League rivals Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on the back of their important win against Liverpool.

The North London club got their fight for European football back on track after they came from behind to win 2-1 against the League champions this past week. Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson kept the Emirates club in the race for Europa League qualification.

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Arsenal in Talks to Sign Malang Sarr on a Free Transfer

Arsenal have held talks with free agent Malang Sarr as the club looks to bring in some defensive reinforcements, according to Goal. The defense is one area where the North London club have been struggling this season, as a combination of injuries and bad form have played a big part in producing problems in that part of the team this season.

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Mikel Arteta Believes Arsenal Have Bridged the Gap on Liverpool in Some Areas

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes his team has bridged the gap between his side and Liverpool in some areas. He also knows there are other areas in which the gap is still quite wide. (He also knows the the club needs to give him a transfer war chest to work with, if they’re going to compete with the top of the table again soon)

It was a hugely important win over the Premier League champions, as the Emirates club kept their Europa League hopes alive. This victory was particularly crucial as they were heading into the match on the back of a disappointing loss in the North London derby.

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Mikel Arteta Voices Concerns about Lack of Transfer Market Funds

The Arsenal FC rebuild is going to take some time, but it does appear to be moving in the right direction under manager Mikel Arteta. Securing a win over Liverpool in midweek, the Gunners victory made sure that Pep Guardiola’s 2017-18 Manchester City side would retain the all-time Premier League points record.

So in getting the big W this week, Arteta did two things- showed Gooners a sign of what might be to come and provided a favor to his former boss. However, currently three points out of Europa League qualification, and out of the running for a Champions League slot, there is a lot of work to be done.

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Predicted Arsenal FC Starting XI vs Liverpool FC

On Wednesday, Arsenal will be welcoming un Premier League champions Liverpool as they look to keep their fight for European football going. After losing 2-1 to Tottenham in the North London Derby, the Emirates club’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League has come to an unceremonious end. The Gunners will have to score maximum points from the remaining three games if they are to have a chance of getting back into Europa League.

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