Wenger invokes spirit of 2005 in FA Cup history bid

While the Frenchman continues to be targeted by the vociferous "Wenger Out" brigade, Arsenal's recent form means it approaches the game with something of a spring in its step.

"The last 10 years in Chelsea it was great".

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.

The Blues won the Premier League title at a canter after finishing seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur. Sometimes in England I think you under-value the achievement of qualifying for the Champions League.

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One man hoping Wenger will stay is Conte, who thinks the Arsenal boss is "one of the best managers in history". "When you stay for a long time for sure he is a good manager".

Overall Arsene Wenger has made three changes to the side that won 3-1 over Everton with David Ospina coming into goal in place of Petr Cech.

"Football is unpredictable but at the moment I'm confident that Chelsea can add the FA Cup to their trophy cabinet this season", Nollywood veteran Arinze told Completesportsnigeria.com.

"I am a little bit sad after what happened in Manchester but I grew up in Ireland so bombs did go off there and life does go on", Arsenal supporter Liz Johnson said while walking into Wembley.

"We've got the league title and they're going to want to win because they missed out on top four".

"But I didn't have the opportunity to see Wenger doing his job during the training session".

His own contract has two years left to run and he said he would be more than happy to extend it.

"We have the same idea about the future and we've started to work for next season".

"I love to win and I love to do well for my club". If both teams had brought their A game then Chelsea would still have won, but with Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel out, Shkodran Mustafi potentially out and Per Mertesacker playing at the back I would be shocked if Arsenal got a result.

  • Julie Sanders