Is Arsène Wenger’s Future On Arsenal Players’ Minds Before The FA Cup Final

Is Arsène Wenger’s Future On Arsenal Players’ Minds Before The FA Cup Final
May 27, 2017

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Arsenal and Chelsea go head to head at Wembley for the final piece of domestic silverware in what is an important game for both teams. A win for Chelsea would see them achieve the double for the first time since 2010. For Arsenal, a win would put some much-needed gloss on a poor season which saw them miss out on Champions League football for the first time under Arsène Wenger.

For most clubs, a third FA Cup win in four years would be a huge success, but after many poor performances, and a manager who seems content on keeping everyone in suspense over his future, this season has arguably been the worst under Arsène Wenger.

In March, Wenger insisted that his future wasn’t having a negative affect on his players. That might have been true just weeks after his announcement, but it seems to be on the players minds as they prepare for the game against Chelsea.

On Friday BT Sport released a video where the Chelsea and Arsenal players guessed people from their team based on the other player’s impressions.

VIDEO: Watch From 2.24 As Iwobi And Giroud Impersonate The Boss

Iwobi looks to have been taking lessons from Wenger on how to speak to the media after poor results, but it is Giroud’s answer which should concern Arsenal fans the most.

With a quick fire impression game like this, it’s clear that Wenger’s future is on the mind of Giroud. When he should be focusing on the job in hand, could the idea of potentially Wenger’s last ever Arsenal have a negative effect on the players?  Obviously, this is just a bit of playful fun, but if Giroud is indeed concerned with Wenger’s future…how many other players feel the same?

Arsenal go into the game against Chelsea as underdogs, and with their first choice back three injured or banned, they have an uphill battle to lift the trophy.

But many are forgetting their semi-final performance against a supposedly superior Manchester City team. In that game, Arsenal gave a strong performance and worked extremely hard to reach the final, and their fans will be hoping they can cause another upset.

Arsenal play Chelsea in the FA Cup Final on Saturday at 5.30pm.

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