Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester terror attack

Wenger again refused to confirm whether he will still be Arsenal's manager next season and was keen to emphasise this weekend's Wembley showdown with Chelsea will not affect his future.

Chelsea also explained how they didn't wish to take up police time with such a sizeable parade while the threat level in the United Kingdom remains critical, and that they will pay tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack during Saturday's FA Cup final with Arsenal.

The 26-year-old enjoyed a wonderful season under Antonio Conte as Chelsea got their hands on the Premier League title with a record 30 wins.

The club have announced that players will wear black armbands at Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal as a mark of respect.

"It's the happiest day of my life, I'm absolutely buzzing", he said. "I'm going to play the game and try to win the final". I want to win the cup for my club and that's all I care about.

"When I went out to play against Watford last week, the smell of the grass where it had rained and it was a little bit zippy - all of those things you take for granted over the years".

"I haven't got a plan to stop him", he said, as quoted by ESPN.

Laurent Koscielny is banned following his dismissal in last Sunday's 3-1 win over Everton and Gabriel has been ruled out with knee ligament damage sustained in the same game.

While Chelsea finished 18 points ahead of Arsenal in the table despite suffering a 3-0 defeat at the Emirates in the early weeks of Conte's tenure, a one-off final on the wide expanses of Wembley's lush turf looks hard to call.

Sanchez has been Arsenal's most productive attacking player this season, scoring 29 goals and providing 15 assists, but his side have narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification by finishing fifth in the Premier League. "We lost two games in a row then - against Liverpool and Arsenal".

But Moses added: "We don't feel any pressure, we're just taking this game as it comes".

"We strongly advise that all supporters arrive at the stadium no later than one hour prior kick-off to be inside for the start of the match and we encourage spectators to not bring any bags or unnecessary items with them".

  • Julie Sanders