Oxlade-Chamberlain: FA Cup win can't mask Arsenal hurt
- Author: Julie Sanders May 28, 2017,
May 28, 2017, 0:13
Chamberlain is back for the FA Cup final against Chelsea after recovering from the setback, but his place in the starting eleven is still under question, with Hector Bellerin putting in some brilliant performances over the last few league games.
When the sides met again at Stamford Bridge in early February, Chelsea outplayed Arsenal to win 3-1, getting goals from Marcus Alonso, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas before the visitors netted a late consolation.
Conte will be smoking cigars if Chelsea beat Arsenal - eight months after defeat to the Gunners left him mad with rage.
Regarding his future with the club, he said: "A strong club is a club that makes a decision".
And when asked how different the 28-year-old behaves on and off the field, Luiz told BBC Sport: 'He's still ugly, on or off the pitch, but yeah he's totally different!
"I meet so many people who love this club and share the passion for this club", he said.
While it was a roller-coaster at the Emirates where the Gunners secured a 3-0 win, Moses was back in action for the Blues when they deservedly got a 3-1 revenge over Wenger's men in the reverse league fixture.
Who do you want to win the FA Cup, HollywoodLifers?
"I have never played in a back three, honestly".
Their absence from Wenger's squad for Saturday's fixture has taken Mertesacker into contention to start against the Premier League champions, particularly given illness could yet rule out fellow German Shkodran Mustafi.
"The last 10 years in Chelsea it was great".
This comes after majority shareholder, United States tycoon Stan Kroenke, reaffirmed that he is at the club for the long term and to win trophies after a threatening offer from Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov.
One man hoping Wenger will stay is Conte, who thinks the Arsenal boss is "one of the best managers in history". The Welshman had also scored the winning goal in the 2014 cup final against Hull. But Arsenal played for 19 years in a row in this competition. Players like that, you watch and you learn from them'.