2017 FA Cup final
Venue: Wembley Stadium Date: Saturday, 27 May Kick-off: 17:30 BST

Arsenal failed to make a mark in the Premier League this season, as they missed out on a place in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years after finishing fifth.

Arsenal’s only chance to redeem their failed season is to win the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday (17:30 BST), as the Blues aim for a league and cup Double.

“In football, winning trophies is what it is all about,” said Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain midfielder.

“The season has been an odd one and if you look at the table, we finished on 75 points. In other years, that might have left us in a different situation.

“Times change and you have to move forward with the other top teams. We have failed to do that in the league and that is why we missed out on the top four.

“We wanted to finish higher up in the league, there is no doubting that. We cannot hide from that and we need to own up to that.

“The FA Cup is a big trophy, one we want to win and which would definitely boost morale going into next season.”

There’s also the question of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s future with the club.

Wenger has been with the club since 1996 and said on Wednesday he “does not know” if the match against Chelsea will be his last as boss.

If his side win, Wenger will claim his seventh FA Cup – matching the number of times Liverpool and Chelsea have won it in.

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