Arsenal V Chelsea: Match FA Cup Final Preview And Betting Odds

Arsenal V Chelsea: Match FA Cup Final Preview And Betting Odds

Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta will get his first chance at lifting silverware as Gunners boss when his team faces Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

The Spaniard will also be going up against another relatively inexperienced manager in Frank Lampard, and it will likely be a tightly contested affair, much like the two league fixtures this season.

In terms of team news, Arsenal will be able to welcome back Bernd Leno who has returned to training this week following a knee injury. Hector Bellerin is, though, a doubt with a tight calf muscle.

Shkodran Mustafi has been ruled out until October due to a hamstring injury while Gabriel Martinelli (knee), Pablo Mari (ankle) and Calum Chambers (knee) are also unavailable.

For Chelsea, Lampard is sweating over the fitness of Willian, who missed the 2-0 win over Wolves due to a knock. However, N’Golo Kante is back in contention following a hamstring problem.

Mateo Kovacic is expected to be available despite picking up a leg injury last weekend, but Billy Gilmour is out, following surgery on a knee issue.

The bookmakers have made Chelsea the favourites with Sky Bet pricing them at 6/5 to win. A draw after 90 minutes is 5/2 with Unibet while an Arsenal victory is 12/5 at Betfair.

Predicted Score – 1-1 (Arsenal to win on penalties)

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