Former Chelsea winger says Arsenal dangerous as FA Cup underdogs

Published on: 24 May 2017

Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes that a wounded Arsenal side could prove to be dangerous for Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup.

Chelsea will be squaring off against Arsenal in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday and many believe that the Blues are overwhelming favourites to claim the victory over their rivals on the day.

While Chelsea have every reason to feel confident ahead of the clash, Pat Nevin has urged his former side to avoid complacency as he believes that Arsenal will be a threat due to the fact that they are reeling from missing out on Champions League football.

Nevin told Chelsea's official website: "Obviously the news coming out of Arsenal has been less than positive for our opponents with Laurent Koscielny out and Gabriel also struggling after their win against Everton.

"Add to that the torment of finally losing out on next season's Champions League involvement and a variety of dilemmas in the upper management and, all in all, it is not a great time for the Gunners.

"The thing is, that could make them even more dangerous. Their players will certainly be up for it, especially those who think they might be leaving in the summer.

"They would love to go out on a high with a major trophy and of course they are now serious underdogs in the eyes of most people, which takes the pressure off to some degree."