Koscielny banned for FA Cup final after losing appeal

Lynette Rowe
June 1, 2017

"We will see if he can start", Wenger said.

"To miss him in the last game is going to be hard".

Club captain Per Mertesacker was involved as a substitute against Everton and young centre back Rob Holding is also available after rising to prominence in the closing stages of the season.

Wenger said it would be his decision whether Sanchez stayed or not.

"Some clubs are stronger than us yes, but now I believe we are in a position to compete and we have a strong enough basic squad to compete at the top level". "I can not answer on doing 22, 23 years".

Arsenal has won six of its past seven Premier League matches but will miss out on Champions League football unless it is able to better Liverpool's result against Middlesbrough when they host Everton on Sunday. Why [should it]? I don't care about me, I care about us winning the game on Saturday.

"Actually in the original draft, I said he couldn't coach his way out of a paper bag".

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Former Manchester United manager Ferguson praised the job his old rival Wenger has done at Arsenal and warned them they may find a replacement hard to come by should they let him leave.

Wenger confirmed the news at his press conference ahead of the Wembley clash with newly crowned Premier League champions Chelsea. The players really want to win something. "That will be a good crowning of what we have done in the last two months", he said.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in full training after suffering a hamstring problem while Wenger is confident Alexis Sanchez will shake off his own hamstring issue, adding: "He needs to go through some tests but he'll do everything to be fit for Saturday". "We are in the middle of it on the day of a game or before a game but usually when you are in a competition you don't realise what's happening around you".

"I have to decide that [I have] until Saturday".

The Gunners boss has continuously refused to reveal whether he will sign a new contract to extend his stay at Emirates Stadium beyond this season.

The Gunners will get a chance to win some silverware next weekend when they play Chelsea for their third FA Cup in four years, but the North London faithful are growing frustrated by their club's poor record in Europe.

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