Arsenal v Chelsea teams: Matic and Pedro get the nod, Gunners reshuffle

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker makes his first start of the season as Arsenal face Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

David Ospina starts in goal for the Gunners, who are without the suspended Laurent Koscielny and the injured Gabriel, Kieran Gibbs and Shkodran Mustafi.

Cesc Fabregas is on the substitutes’ bench for Chelsea against his former club, with Nemanja Matic partnering N’Golo Kante in midfield for Chelsea.

Pedro has been given the nod over Willian, who is also among the Blues substitutes.

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard.
Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Ake, Terry, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi.

Arsenal: Ospina, Holding, Mertesacker (c), Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck.
Subs: Cech, Elneny, Coquelin, Iwobi, Lucas, Walcott, Giroud.




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