Arsenal are 48 hours away from potentially winning a fourth FA Cup in six years.
Mikel Arteta’s side take on Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday as the Gunners look to continue their love affair with this competition, which they won in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 13 times overall – a record.
What a way it’d be for Arteta to mark his first half-a-year as Arsenal boss if he could deliver a trophy this early, but the North Londoners will be slight underdogs.
The injury to Shkodran Mustafi gives the Spanish boss a bit of a headache and he must choose between Sokratis Papastathopoulos or Rob Holding to partner David Luiz at centre-back.
Mustafi and Luiz were a colossal pairing in the semi-final win over Manchester City and to be missing the Germany international is a surprisingly big blow, given how poor he’s been for much of his four-year stint at the club.
Holding started the 3-2 win over Watford on the final day of the Premier League season, but it was a shaky performance from the former Bolton Wanderers man and Arteta could bring Sokratis back into play.
The Greece international will be rusty, having not kicked a ball since football resumed in June, but he’s a stronger, more experienced centre-back than Holding and with so much at stake, Arteta might just recall him.
Elsewhere, £27 million signing from 2018 Lucas Torreira, who’s fit again after missing most games of Project Restart through injury, could return to partner Granit Xhaka in midfield, with Dani Ceballos further forward.
Here’s how Arteta could line up overall: