Paul Merson: Why playing Chelsea is ‘perfect’ for Arsenal

Paul Merson looks ahead to next weekend's FA Cup final clash between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Merson believes that Arsenal’s FA Cup final showdown with Chelsea is the “perfect” opportunity to end the season on a high.

The Gunners will take on the Blues at Wembley next Saturday as they look to secure a trophy in what has been a largely disappointing season for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are aiming to make it a domestic double this season after winning the Premier League title in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge at the club.

Arsenal will be looking to head into the summer transfer window on a high by beating Chelsea at Wembley – and it looks as if the Gunners are set to miss out on a place in next season’s Champions League.

And former Arsenal star Merson believes that the showdown with Chelsea is the perfect opportunity to end the season well.

Asked about the possibility of Arsenal winning the FA Cup, Merson told Sky Sports News HQ on Friday morning: “The FA Cup final is perfect for Arsenal. It’s a one-off game. It’s absolutely perfect for Arsenal.”

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Arsenal host Everton in their final Premier League game of the season on Sunday afternoon.

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