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Four things noticed as Arsenal train day before FA Cup final vs Chelsea

Arsenal took to their London Colney training centre for the final training session before Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.

The Gunners need to win to secure their place in the Europa League for next season, having finished outside the qualification spots in the Premier League.

Frank Lampard’s Blues are odds-on favourites for the historic Wembley clash.

Most of the usual faces were present for the session led by Mikel Arteta, though there were also some noticeable absentees.

So what were the main things you may have missed from the final training session? Daily Star Sport takes a closer look.

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Scorching hot

Temperatures in north London reached 37 degrees on Friday
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Friday was one of the hottest days on record in the UK, but Arsenal certainly didn’t let the heat get in the way of their final preparations for the Saturday’s cup final.

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky at at London Colney as Mikel Arteta put his players through their paces for the last time before they meet Chelsea.

The Spaniard still favoured full-length tracksuit bottoms over shorts though, while Reiss Nelson was wearing an underlayer (though it may have been a cooling one).

No Mesut Ozil or Matteo Guendouzi

Guendouzi and Ozil were not present during Friday’s training session
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The club’s highest-paid player was nowhere to be seen in north London, and it turns out he’s not even in the country!

Ozil is said to have spent the last few days in Turkey, meaning he won’t be involved at Wembley, or possibly even inside the stadium for that matter.

It remains to be seen if the German will be sold this summer, but another outcast under Arteta in Matteo Guendouzi was also absent and is set to be sold before the end of the transfer window.

Arteta gearing up for first final

Mikel Arteta was all business…