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FA Cup final 2017: The real reason cup finals bring out the best – and worst – of footballers. A big football final is a tiny bit like the examination every Olympic athlete must face: when the work of a lifetime comes down to a single moment. There’s always another chance for a footballer, of course, but on Cup final day, you can change your destiny with a single action. A professional footballer is always watched, but the scrutiny is doubled for a Cup final. Chelsea can tell themselves that the trophy doesn’t matter compared with their Premier League title, Arsenal can laugh it off as a consolation prize, but once the players are on the field, they will remember football’s essential truth: any match can turn on a single moment of gorgeous inspiration – or a single personal disaster.
FA Cup 2017 final: Arsenal vs Chelsea starting XI and team news. That is a bit if a head-scratching decision from the Arsenal manager, but maybe, there is a slight injury there for Cech and Wenger doesn’t want to take any further risks considering how many problems his defence already has. Arsenal will be without Laurent Koscielny, who is suspended, and Gabriel, who has a knee injury. Shkodran Mustafi did not train on Friday and it looks like his battle to overcome a concussion is not going to come about in time.
FA Cup final preview: Crushed Arsenal to spoil Chelsea’s Double party. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has conquered England in his debut season. While it wasn’t easy initially, once the Blues got up and running, there was no looking back and now they are the favourites to lift their seventh FA Cup title. It is in stark contrast to the Gunners, who have just finished in their worst-ever position in the Premier League and are facing the prospect of no Champions League football next season.