Arsenal v Chelsea: Confirmed lineups – Wenger faces crisis in defence, Blues at full strength

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Arsenal v Chelsea: Confirmed lineups – Wenger faces crisis in defence, Blues at full strength

Arsenal take on their London rivals Chelsea today in the FA Cup final.

The game takes place at Wembley stadium and kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 (GMT).

Arsenal have suffered just one defeat in the FA Cup in the last four years. The Gunners have also won the competition twice in the past three seasons.

Chelsea come into today’s encounter in impressive form having registered six wins in a row. The Blues can secure the double today if they defeat their London-based rivals.

The FA Cup is Arsenal’s last and only hope of silverware this season. Arsenal ended the season in fifth place and will miss out on Champions League football next season.

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil will be looking to lift his third FA Cup trophy since joining from Real Madrid back in 2015.

The Gunners will be without Laurent Koscielny, Mustafi and Gabriel in defence.

Per Mertesaker has been recalled to the starting line-up while Monreal has been moved into the back line. Oxlade Chamberlain starts the game as a left wing-back.

Arsenal v Chelsea confirmed lineups:

Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Kick-Off: 17:30 (GMT)

Arsenal: Ospina, Rob Holding, Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal, Oxlade Chamberlain, Hector Bellerin, Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck
Subs: Cech, Elneny, Coquelin, Iwobi, Lucas, Walcott, Giroud

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.
Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Ake, Terry, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi.

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