It has been a difficult period for manager Arsene Wenger and the club’s supporters, as the strains of trying to juggle Champions League football year after year with claiming titles have been too much for the North London outfit.
This year, however, a number of Arsenal players have taken their game up a notch and the FA Cup final represents a fantastic opportunity for the club to push on further.
With the added expectations of being heavy favourites, you could forgive the Gunners for being on tenterhooks this week. However, judging from the players’ attitude, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
In the last training session before the big match, a number of Arsenal stars appeared in a relaxed mood as they playfully dished out some punishment to Jack Wilshere.
The England international midfielder posted up a photo on Instagram of his teammates Carl Jenkinson, Thomas Vermaelen and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain flicking his ears, commenting: "Last session before the big day.... This is what happens when your technique lets you down!"
For Wilshere and Arsenal’s sake, they will be hoping that his otherwise excellent technique holds up at Wembley on Saturday.