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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte hopes to emulate his Italian compatriot Carlo Ancelotti by steering the club to a league and FA Cup Double in his first season at Stamford Bridge.

Ahead of this crucial match, we at JOE have managed to obtain a copy of Wenger's programme notes, which may just reveal how he intends to approach the game.

The Gunners take on Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday looking to secure a record 13th FA Cup triumph. Indirectly, I'll be happy if we do. They finished 18 points clear of Arsenal and the Blues have been picked as favourites to win the game by a lot of people. I watch the game that is on the night but I don't look back what we have won, what we have done and all that, what we have lost.

Arsenal defeated Chelsea 3-0 in the first meeting of these teams this season.

Their most recent Wembley outing will also stand them in good stead, with Arsenal having seen off Pep Guardiola's Manchester City 2-1 in the semi-finals courtesy of an extra-time victor by Alexis Sanchez.

David Ospina starts in goal for Arsenal for Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea, with regular starting goalkeeper Petr Cech named as a substitute.

Arsene Wenger's side are 39/10 to win the FA Cup in 90 minutes and 2/1 to lift the trophy
Arsene Wenger's side are 39/10 to win the FA Cup in 90 minutes and 2/1 to lift the trophy

Conte believes it is unfair to suggest Wenger's time at the Emirates Stadium will soon be up and says the achievements of the Frenchman's 21-year Arsenal tenure should not be overlooked.

"I want to win the Cup, because I think the team has redressed very well the situation on the sporting side".

Arsenal come into this game with a huge defensive problem.

He's scored more goals (12) after 41 games this season as he did last time out (eight in 45) his best return in front of goal since joining the Gunners. Because he showed in this 20 years to be a great manager.

Arsenal's win is a consolation for the club after a disappointing season in which it finished outside the top four of the Premier League and missed out on the Champions League as a result (though the club did qualify for the Europa League). In England, this target, sometimes you can undervalue this. However, it is still unclear whether the 36-year old will get to play or not.

  • Julie Sanders