Arsenal, who beat Manchester City to advance to the FA Cup for the third time in four years, are said to be furious with the FA’s decision to hand the referring duties to Anthony Taylor.
Taylor was the fourth match official when Arsenal played Burnley earlier this season, a match that saw Arsene Wenger sent off for pushing Taylor and calling him “dishonest”. That tirade cost the Arsenal boss £25,000 fine and a four-match touchline ban.
Chelsea and Arsenal reached the final after two of the best semi-finals in recent memory.
In a battle of the two best sides in the Premier League, Chelsea beat Tottenham 4-2, and Antonio Conte’s side will looking for a potential league and cup double to end what has been a remarkable first season in English football for Conte.
But in the build-up the final, most of the focus will be on Conte’s counterpart Arsene Wenger, as the FA Cup final could well be the Frenchman’s final game in charge of Arsenal as his contract is due to expire this summer.
Will May 27 be the day Chelsea wins the double? Or will it mark the end of Arsene Wenger’s illustrious career as Arsenal manager?
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