Conte: Wenger deserves to stay at Arsenal

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will sign a new two-year contract at Arsenal no matter the outcome of Saturday afternoon's FA Cup final.

The Chelsea star is gearing up for the FA Cup final showdown with Arsenal, but admitted he could have been lining up for the rivals on Saturday.

It has been a dream debut season for Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, who steered his side to a dominant Premier League title win.

Wenger revealed ahead of the Wembley showdown against Chelsea that he never hangs on to trophies or other memorabilia - instead opting to give them away to Arsenal staff members.

Arsene Wenger has plenty of injury issues to deal with going into the match. It'll be very surprising if Wenger sticks to the 3-4-3 formation that has brought some success as a last-ditch effort to save Arsenal's season, so expect them go back to the traditional 4-2-3-1 formation for the final. But it will not be easy for the Gunners to defeat the mighty Blues.

Chelsea are better drilled when it comes to the three-at-the-back system and Arsenal have been hit by injuries, so it's advantage Conte in nearly every respect. "We won, maybe without deserving it, but we won it", Wenger added.

"But seriously right now I don't see this Arsenal defeating Chelsea".

Their most recent Wembley outing will also stand them in good stead, with Arsenal having seen off Pep Guardiola's Manchester City 2-1 in the semi-finals courtesy of an extra-time victor by Alexis Sanchez.

Sanchez has scored 25 goals this term in all competitions and this makes him the danger man whether or not he plays the lone striker or out on the wing. While for Arsenal, it could mean much more.

Mr Corbyn has previously faced questions on whether there are parallels between his leadership and Arsene Wenger's management of Arsenal, which in recent years has split supporters over his failure to deliver another league title.

The Gunners are certain to be without Laurent Koscielny through suspension while Gabriel has been ruled out for up to eight weeks with knee ligament damage so Wenger has problems in defence. With Shkodran Mustafi a major doubt due to concussion, Wenger may be forced to call upon fellow German Per Mertesacker. Stopping the likes of Hazard, Costa, Pedro and Fabregas would be incredibly hard for a new 3 man pairing in the defence.

As is customary, it's Arsenal with the longer list of absentees.

Left-back Benjamin Mendy is apparently the next target for City, who could also move for Tottenham's Kyle Walker. Conte has a lot of options to choose from for his starting XI.

To find out, watch a live stream of the Arsenal FC vs. Chelsea FC FA Cup Final showdown from 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium in London, England, with streaming video provided by Fox Sports Go at this link, or by downloading the Fox Sports Go app to watch on tablet computers and smartphones.

A new contract for Wenger is still very likely to be announced next month, even after Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. It is 13/2 for the game to be decided on penalties.

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