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Arsenal’s team news ahead of Heads Up FA Cup final 0

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Harry Kettle

We’re now just 48 hours away from the biggest, and last, game of the season as Arsenal prepare to go to war with Chelsea in the 2020 Heads Up FA Cup Final. Ahead of the vital clash, which will determine whether or not the Gunners win a trophy and qualify for next season’s UEFA Europa League, the club has released some updated team news.

Hector Bellerin

Left out of squad on Sunday as a precaution due to tightness in right calf.

Hector has resumed training with the squad.

Bernd Leno

On This Day In 2017: Arsenal lift the FA Cup 0

Posted on May 27, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While Arsenal haven’t exactly been successful in the Premier League in the last few years, they’ve managed to find some success in the FA Cup. As we take another trip down memory lane, it’s time to look at the last big trophy victory for Arsene Wenger before he rode off into the sunset this season.

This time last year, Arsenal fans were celebrating a huge 2-1 victory over Chelsea in a game which many weren’t expecting them to win. The Gunners, while successful in the FA Cup on many different occasions, were considered to be the underdogs – and in many ways, that probably favoured them. It felt like the Blues came in with an aura of overconfidence as if they were just naturally expecting to win the trophy without too much effort.

On This Day: Arsenal reach 2015 FA Cup Final 0

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s time to take yet another trip down memory lane as we look back on Arsenal’s game against Reading from three years ago today. The showdown, which was an FA Cup semi-final, took place at Wembley and was looked at as the Gunners’ big chance to reach yet another cup final. Alas, the Berkshire club weren’t going to go down without a fight, and it took until extra time for Arsene Wenger’s side to secure their place in the final of football’s oldest cup club competition.

Keeping Mertesacker at the club a shrewd move by Arsenal 0

Posted on July 07, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker will retire from playing at the end of season 2017/18 and then take the role of academy boss with the Gunners.

It seems like a very good decision by the club’s hierarchy. The giant German defender has immense experience in the game, including having won a World Cup with his national team.

Picked the right time to retire

Mertesacker has become a bit-part player at Arsenal. Due to injuries and competition for places, the German made just one substitute appearance in the Premier League, while also surprising starting in the Gunners 2-1 FA Cup final win over Chelsea.

Alexis Sanchez proves his worth in FA Cup final 0

Posted on May 31, 2015 by David Nugent

Alexis Sanchez has been outstanding for Arsenal in his debut season and he made a big contribution to the Gunners 4-0 hammering of Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday.


The Chilean scored the Gunners second goal early in the second half, which effectively killed the game off as a contest. Sanchez hit the effort from 30 yards out with such venom and dip that it nearly took the net off. The effort was sheer inspiration from the former-Barcelona star.

Arsenal need to be wary of Aston Villa 0

Posted on May 28, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal are favourites at odds of 1/ 2 to defeat Aston Villa in Saturday’s FA Cup final, but they will need to be wary of complacency setting-in. The Gunners have won just one of their last four games in all competitions, but will still be confident of victory over the Midlanders.


Villa boss Tim Sherwood has admitted his side are underdogs, but warned that his team are not just there to make up the numbers. He told a press conference: “It’s a one-off game and form goes out the window, we know that we are the underdogs, we know that Arsenal have been there and done that.

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