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FA Cup Final: Arsenal v Chelsea

The 2017 FA Cup Final promises to be full of drama and intrigue as Chelsea and Arsenal will meet at Wembley on May 27.

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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  • David December 8, 2015, 4:20 am

    Arsenal could lose, Liverpool will win but only just and Klopp would be judged for next season perfomance.

    • Austine December 5, 2016, 11:15 pm

      For me comparing both teams chances of winning or losing i would say arseal have the big odd and liverpool, can fail becuse they fail when it maters most check their record

  • Raymond L. March 10, 2015, 5:11 am

    Liverpool is slowly getting into form and Arsenal has played relatively well in the past few weeks, too… so it would be very nice to see both of them compete for the FA Cup finals.

    However, I’m not really feeling optimistic of their chances to go that far since most top-flight English squads this year have a knack for under-performing in crucial matches.

    • David March 10, 2015, 8:32 am

      As Liverpool v Arsenal cup final would be a great final. But as you mentioned, the FA Cup this season has been full of upsets and surprises and a Bradford v Villa final would not surprise anyone either.

  • Theo slater March 7, 2013, 11:25 am

    Rooney Better play with van persie

    • David March 7, 2013, 6:41 pm

      I fully expect to see an angry Rooney on Sunday taking on Chelsea

  • banksy ov hull January 30, 2013, 6:12 am

    congratulations to leeds utd on a fantastic display to dispose of a good spurs side.no one likes us but we really dont care.good luck versus man city we will need it.cmon leeds leeds leeds!!!!

  • kosy March 18, 2012, 12:47 pm

    liverpool will do justice to stoke,,like what they did to everton

  • Taban Evans April 15, 2011, 5:04 am

    Leave along the super star”Rooney”, but man u is playing a quality football. Am sure of man u going with 2 out of the three.

  • cabdisamed March 27, 2011, 1:51 pm

    i hope that man united will take or win in the FA cup for this year because it plays a good games by passing qualified teams like arsenal so it deserves to take this year

    • Deborah Morgan May 10, 2011, 6:11 am

      I think you’ll find that Stoke just wiped the floor with Arsenal!!

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