Arsenal vs Chelsea: key stats ahead of the FA Cup Final

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The 139th FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening is a chance for both Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard to land domestic silverware during their maiden seasons in charge of their respective clubs.

Arsenal had to outclass holders Manchester City in the semi-final, with the game held at an empty Wembley Stadium.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured the club progressed to their 21st FA Cup final when scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory, finding the back of the net in both the 19th and 71st minutes.

Manchester United were Chelsea’s semi-final rivals. Olivier Giroud gave the Blues a first-half lead, Mason Mount then doubled the margin before Harry Maguire sealed it for the Blues with an own goal in the 74th minute.

Bruno Fernandes’ 85th-minute penalty could not salvage the game for United and Chelsea took the spot in the final.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of this match, which sees two teams that have had more success in the FA Cup since the turn of the century, lifting the famous trophy a combined 11 times since 2001.

 

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