Emmanuel Petit states his prediction for Arsenal v Chelsea
Emmanuel Petit looks ahead to the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday
Emmanuel Petit has admitted that he wants Arsenal to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday afternoon.
The north London side head into the game looking to end what has been a disappointing season on a high after the north London side ended up in fifth place in the Premier League table and missed out on Champions League qualification.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are aiming to win a domestic double this season after a sparkling debut campaign for Antonio Conte in the Premier League.
The Blues have just been crowned Premier League champions and are out to finish the season on a high by beating Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday.
Former France star Petit played for both clubs but the retired footballer admits that he will be supporting Arsenal at the weekend.
Speaking in an interview with bwin, Petit said: “I’m more of a Gooner than a Blue. My relationship with the club and fans at Arsenal was better than it was at Chelsea.
“I hope that Arsenal win but I am not sure now with Koscielny being out with his red card and being suspended. I don’t know about Sanchez’s injury either.
“After the game the players and the managers will have been disappointed to have finished just the one point behind Liverpool and missed out on the Champions League, so mentally and psychologically it’s not been a good day for Arsenal. It’s not the best way to prepare for an FA Cup final just six days later.
“It’s hard for Arsenal as Chelsea will have been celebrating winning the title and they will want to confirm the Double. It was the last game for John Terry as well – it’s been sunshine couple of days for Chelsea and clouds for Arsenal so it’s not the best preparation.”
Arsenal will have to make do with Europa League football at The Emirates next season after the disappointment of their fifth-placed finish this term.