Koscielny banned for FA Cup final after losing appeal

Ian Wright

Ian Wright

No, what I want is to win the next game. "We have to find solutions and hopefully I can find those solutions".

Mertesacker, though, has not started a first-team game for more than a year.

Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Arsenal to not make an irrational decision surrounding the future of Arsene Wenger after they failed to finish 2016-17 inside the Premier League's top four.

'He's 28, 29 soon so he knows the clock is ticking and I'm sure he wants to be successful with Arsenal'.

"It will not be my last match because whatever happens I will stay in football". "The team has given so much, I think they really want to win something".

"That will be a good crowning of what we have done in the last two months".

Blues boss Antonio Conte is reportedly to be granted £200m to spend on new players this summer.

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Sanchez has been deployed to the left of the Arsenal attack since manager Arsene Wenger switched his side to a 3-4-3 system last month and the Chile global has thrived in the role.

"I haven't played this year". We are hit hard in a position where we have to be strong on Saturday.

Victory would give him a record seventh FA Cup, but asked if he felt this could be Wenger's last game, Mertesacker said: " I have absolutely no idea. That was always my mindset when I came here.

The Gunners were hoping for leniency from the FA as Koscielny's tackle on Valencia was not a risky one, but their appeal failed and the France worldwide will serve a three-match ban - ruling him out of the showdown under the famous arch this weekend. He trusted me a lot. "He's had a great season, he's done well for Arsenal, but whether he's injured or not we're just going to play football".

Laurent Koscielny is suspended for the Wembley final while Gabriel left Sunday's game on a stretcher.

These are two elite clubs heading in different directions, which makes this year's final even more intriguing. "The last worry I have is my person in a game like that".