Arsenal delivered a huge blow ahead of FA Cup final


"I made the squad because of two injuries and then I came on (on Sunday in the 3-1 defeat of Everton) due to one red card and one injury".

"He's still sick at the moment and has not trained yet", he said.

Rob Holding and Per Mertesacker - who has not started a match for over a year - are the club's only other senior centre-backs.

"We went through hard periods but now everyone is eager to play this last game and give everything for this club".

ALEXIS SANCHEZ helped ten-man Arsenal to a win over Everton but they could not extend Arsene Wenger's proud run of 20 consecutive top-four finishes. Although speculation about his future has been back page news for the last few months, the club have still not decided whether to renew his contract.

After it was revealed yesterday that both Alexis Sanchez and Shkodran Mustafi will face a race against time to be fit for this weekend's FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea, the Gunners have this afternoon been dealt another blow.

"No matter what happens, I'm going to go for it".

"No [the result will not have an impact]".

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"No, why?" he said.

While routine wins against Peterborough United, Brentford and Wolves saw them advance to the FA Cup quarterfinals.

"When you're in football, winning trophies is what it's all about". But I am professional and, as long as I am somewhere, I do my job until the last day.

Arsenal have won the FA Cup six times under Wenger's leadership and a record seventh would allow the Frenchman to go out on a high following the disappointment of missing Champions League qualification.

Wenger said he did not know whether Kroenke had attended against Everton. No, what I want is to win the next game.

"It feels good. We deserve this position". I owe it to this team and to this club. "On top of that, [if] I have some benefit as well, it's OK, but that's not my main worry".

However, there was more positive news on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the midfielder is back in contention after recovering from a hamstring injury that's kept him out in recent games.

Sanchez still faces a fitness test, but Wenger sounded confident that the Chile worldwide will be able to start.