Arsenal v Chelsea: match preview

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The Double is on for Antonio Conte and it is clear that Chelsea must be considered favourites, given the season they have had. Arsène Wenger is unconcerned. He knows that the underdog can have its day... [Read More]
 

Petr Cech injury hands David Ospina surprise FA Cup final start for Arsenal

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• Cech devasted after suffering setback in training• Ospina started in first three rounds of competitionPetr Cech has been ruled out of the FA Cup final for Arsenal against Chelsea on Saturday with a ... [Read More]
 

Arsène Wenger and Antonio Conte look forward to FA Cup final – video

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Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger and his counterpart Antonio Conte consider Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley between the two sides. Wenger concedes that Chelsea are favourites for the trophy but sugges... [Read More]
 

How the era of wealthy English superclubs has devalued the Double | Paul Wilson

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It used to be seen as domestic football’s Everest, but the modern domination of a handful of clubs has made winning the Premier League and FA Cup a much less remarkable featAntonio Conte is on the ver... [Read More]
 

Arsenal tip-toe into the Diego Zone: the ogre of Stamford Bridge awaits | Barney Ronay

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If Wembley really is the end for Diego Costa after 57 goals, almost 400 fouls and a relentless concatenation of outrage, he couldn’t have chosen better opponentsArsenal fans riled by the Groundhog Day... [Read More]
 

Sports quiz of the week: Manchester United, FA Cup final and F1's Monaco GP

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Who lost in Lisbon? Who has won the double? And why is it the America’s Cup?Who scored the goals when Chelsea last met Arsenal in an FA Cup final?Didier Drogba and RamiresRay Parlour and Freddie Ljung... [Read More]
 

Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka fired by his father’s struggle for freedom

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Swiss midfielder’s combative reputation has overshadowed his passing qualities which will be on display in the FA Cup final against Chelsea at WembleyGranit Xhaka’s father, Ragip, heard the knock at h... [Read More]
 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain avoids FA Cup final hat-trick of misfortune

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Sidelined from a starting role in Arsenal’s previous two FA Cup finals, this year Oxlade-Chamberlain has beaten a hamstring injury to be fit to face ChelseaWhen Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain felt his hamstr... [Read More]
 

It was Arsenal’s day in 2002 – but it has mostly been Chelsea’s ever since

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Ray Parlour’s memorable goal earned FA Cup final glory 15 years ago yet served as a prelude to an era of Roman Abramovich-backed Chelsea dominanceWinding the clock back to 2002, the last time Arsenal ... [Read More]
 

Arsenal defensive crisis deepens after Mustafi revealed as FA Cup final doubt

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• Defender has missed training after suffering concussion• Gabriel Paulista and Laurent Koscielny definitely ruled outArsène Wenger must confront a defensive selection crisis for Saturday’s FA Cup fin... [Read More]
 
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