Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny out of FA Cup final against Chelsea

Wenger's side won 3-1 against Everton, but Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough and Manchester City's 5-0 demolition of Watford pushed Arsenal out of Europe's elite.

"I am a Liverpool player and want to be contributing as much as I can for the football club".

"Personally the biggest thing for us at City was winning the FA Cup - getting that first trophy under our belt, winning something, giving you that belief", The Independent quotes Milner as saying.

Shkodran Mustafi could also miss the Wembley showpiece with boss Arsene Wenger confirming at his Wednesday press conference that the Germany worldwide is "still sick".

With their Europa League spot confirmed for next season, the Gunners desperately need to finish the season on a high to give their fans something to cheer about.

"The longer we are together it is better and I am sure there will be more new faces in the summer, but it's the manager's first full season, the ground was changing, there are plans for a new training ground".

Pressed as to when exactly he felt the uncertainty about his future had affected his players, he said: "It's a good question".

50 years on, and Harris - the Blues" original "Captain Leader Legend' - sees similarities between this weekend's final and the 67 final which saw Tottenham beat Chelsea in the first FA Cup final contested by two London teams.

The big decision facing the Italian is to decide as to whether William or Pedro will take the final place in his front three.

"I'm really proud of the boys, they did well", Klopp said.

Speaking to Arsenal's Official Website, the German explains that he feels he "owes" the club a huge performance this Saturday and is ready for extra time and penalties if needed.

That's because of the way UEFA's Champions League coefficients and seeding systems work, placing the 32 teams in four pots of eight based on several criteria.

The failed appeal on behalf of star defender Koscielny means that Arsene Wenger's side will now be without both the Frenchman and Brazilian centre-half partner Gabriel, who suffered a nasty looking injury this past Sunday.

  • Julie Sanders