Alexis Sanchez states his prediction for Arsenal v Chelsea

The Arsenal forward is adamant beating Chelsea in the FA Cup would amount to a positive season

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez Photo: Alexis Sanchez/Instagram

Alexis Sanchez believes Arsenal will be able to reflect on a positive season if Arsene Wenger’s side beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final next week.

The Gunners will take on the Premier League champions Chelsea in search of a third FA Cup crown in four seasons under Wenger.

Arsenal booked their place in the Wembley showpiece thanks to a 2-1 extra-time win against top-four rivals Manchester City last month.

The north London side have endured a mixed season after Arsenal lost 10-2 on aggregate to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16.

Sanchez was unable to help Arsenal to avoid losses to Chelsea, Liverpool, Watford and West Bromwich Albion during February and March to leave their title bid in tatters.

Arsenal have bounced back in recent weeks to keep their slim top-four hopes alive ahead of their home clash against Everton at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking to Sky Sports about Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday 27 May, Sanchez said:

“I don’t know whether it [this season] would be successful or not, but I think it would be positive to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final I think the players have the desire and mentality.”

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