Spanish midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has said Arsenal need the Emirates FA Cup trophy more than Chelsea.
Both London rivals will square off in the FA Cup final for the second time in three years, after Arsenal won 2-1 in the 2017 tie.
While Chelsea have already secured Champions League qualification for next season, Arsenal’s only hope of playing European football is winning on Saturday.
“Arsenal need it more,”Fabregas told The Telegraph.
“Chelsea basically every year has won a trophy, so it’s a different animal in this case.
“In terms of trophies, Arsenal needs it more and for confidence for next year and getting into Europe.
“Chelsea are in the Champions League and Arsenal has nothing at the moment.”
The 33-year-old Monaco midfielder went on to point the difference playing for both teams.
“Some teams I played in at Arsenal and Chelsea were similar in terms of talent, but the difference I felt straightaway is that at Chelsea we were ruthless.
“At Arsenal there were fantastic, top, top players, but at Chelsea we didn’t really care if one day we had to win 1-0 by not touching the ball for the whole match.
“At Arsenal, and it was maybe partly my fault at some point as the leader and captain that I was, sometimes we forgot that to win leagues and Champions Leagues, you need to win ugly.
“When I was young I always wanted to play the beautiful game, but there are always five or six games a season that you need to struggle but win. At Chelsea we did that. We were very competitive and very experienced. That’s the main difference.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.