Chelsea head into the FA Cup final hoping to secure a double for the season, having already secured the Premier League title earlier in the week. Arsenal, on the other hand, have a point to prove as they finished fifth and have put an end to Wenger’s record of qualifying for the Champions League 20 years straight.
However now the focus turns to the FA Cup Final, over here we address some facts about this clash as the Londoners face each other to clinch the final trophy of the domestic competition.
1) Second time both clubs are meeting in an FA Cup final
The clash at Wembley on Saturday will see the Londoners take on each other for the second time in their history. Back in Cardiff in 2002 Arsenal triumphed as winners with a 2-0 win over the Blues. Incidentally, this clash was the last time Chelsea lost in an FA Cup final.
2) Chelsea victory would mean they would go level Tottenham
A win for Chelsea on Saturday will mean that they will go level Spurs with 8 FA Cup trophies that will make them joint third, behind Manchester United who have 11 and Arsenal who have won 12.
3) Arsene Wenger heading for a record if Arsenal win
A win for Arsenal will carry Arsene Wenger to the number one spot as the manager who has won the most FA Cup titles, it will take his count to 7. He is currently tied on 6 with George Ramsay. It will also mean Arsenal have won 3 out of last 4 FA Cup finals.
4) National pride as well as self-pride for Conte
Antonio Conte will become the fifth Italian manager to win the FA Cup if he wins with Chelsea on Saturday. It will also be his first domestic up victory having previously lost with Juventus against Napoli in the Copa Italia final in 2011/2012.
5) John Terry the last soldier
John Terry is the only player still part of the squad that won the FA Cup in 2012 against Liverpool.