Here’s all the news from around the Emirates Stadium over the past 24 hours.
Arsenal to face Chelsea in FA Cup final
Arsenal will face Chelsea in the 2020 FA Cup final on August 1.
The Gunners booked their place in the final with a brilliant 2-0 win over holders Manchester City on Saturday evening, with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the hero with a brace.
Their London rivals went one better in terms of goals scored as they put three past Manchester United on Sunday evening.
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As a result, it will be an all-London affair at the national stadium next month as Arsenal and Chelsea meet in a repeat of the 2002 and 2017 finals.
It was the Gunners who came out on top in both of those meetings, but the Blues did win last season’s Europa League final 4-1.
But can Mikel Arteta’s side avenge that disappointing loss in Baku over a year ago at the beginning of next month?
What Bernardo Silva did to Bukayo Saka
Arsenal wonderkid Bukayo Saka’s stock in the game is rising with each passing week.
So much so that he is now getting shirt swap requests from fellow professionals.
Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva who was an unused substitute on Saturday, was captured on camera waiting for the teenager, who also didn’t make it onto the pitch at Wembley, in the tunnel after the final whistle.
Above is the video shared on social media which shows Silva patiently waiting for Saka to trudge back down the tunnel and take his shirt.
Saka did not seem surprised or moved by Silva’s request, suggesting that it may have already been pre-planned between the duo.
Mesut Ozil breaks his silence
Another Arsenal star who didn’t feature against City was Mesut Ozil.
Unlike Saka, the former Germany international was left out of the matchday squad completely in a decision described by head coach Arteta as down to ‘footballing reasons’.
In the aftermath of the game, numerous Arsenal players had been reacting to the result with various posts on social media.
But Ozil had remained silent, until Sunday afternoon just before Chelsea faced Man United.
Taking to Instagram, the attacking midfielder broke his silence after Arsenal’s win without actually referencing the result.
He uploaded an image of himself with the caption which reads: “M10.”
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