LIVE UPDATES: Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal takes on Victor Moses of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on February 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal and Chelsea are clashing today in the finals of the 2017 FA Cup.

Both teams have won the trophy at different times in the past.

Two Nigerians, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi, are in the two teams, and will contest to join legends like John Fashanu, Kanu Nwankwo and Daniel Amokachi in the elite club of FA Cup winners.

We are bringing you live updates of the match.

The starting lineups for both teams out; while Victor Moses is starting, Iwobi is benched for this final clash

ARSENAL XI: Ospina; Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Ozil, Sanchez; Welbeck

CHELSEA XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa.

We are set for kick off… a minute silence for those that lost their lives in the Manchester Arena attacks

Chelsea with the kick off.. Here we go!!!

This a record 20th final appearance for Arsenal … will they make it count or favourites Chelsea will carry the day… The game is even in the early exchanges

GOAL!!! Alexis Sanchez puts the ball in the net. Arsenal takes the lead… A lightly contentious goal though

Free kick for Chelsea after Diego Costa was brought down … hurriedly taken no cause for alarm for Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal get the first yellow card of the game

Arsenal really taking the game to Chelsea… how long will they sustain this tempo… Meanwhile, this is the sixth FA Cup final that would be a London derby

Danny Welbeck connects well with Sanchez but the rising shot by the Chilean goes over the bar

Chance for Arsenal but Cahill clears the ball over the line just before Welbeck gets there

We have passed the half-hour mark and Arsenal still holding to their slim, they should have added to the tally but it is still Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

Chelsea not playing to their full strength … Victor Moses with an attempt but his feeble shot well blocked by Arsenal

Eden Hazard on the turf after a fair challenge from Mesut Ozil

Chelsea trying hard to equalise the game before half time, they have just two minutes added time to do that

Half-Time: Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea …. Alexis Sanchez scored the only goal for the Gunners who are looking to end the season a high after a largely disappointing season

The players are making their way back to the pitch .. Arsenal set to get the proceedings started

Conte screaming out instructions as Chelsea look to get things right in the second half

Neither of the managers have opted to make an alteration at the break, so we have the same palyers still on

First time when Chelsea and Arsenal met in the FA Cup final was eight years ago and the Blues won 2-1

Chance!!! Moses drives home a shot but Ospina to the rescue for Arsenal

Arsenal tries a counter attack but the move was well interrupted by Chelsea

Victor Moses pushing too hard and he becomes the first Chelsea player to be booked today

Kante also gets yellow carded after a late challenge on Aaron Ramsey

Sad for Victor Moses as Anthony Taylor send him out for diving

Arsenal piling the pressure as they hope to make their numerical advantage count

Conte brings out Pedro for Willian

Goal!!!! Diego Costa levels up for 10-man Chelsea

Arsenal respond with a change; Danny Welbeck out for Oliveir Giroud

Goal…. Chelsea lose focus as Ramsey heads Arsenal back in front

Oxlade Chamberlain makes way for Couqlein whose first touch earns him a yellow card

Chance!!! Costa close to scoring for Chelsea again but Ospina with a fine save

Chance: Ozil gets a chance at the other end but his strike hits the post … close shave for chelsea

Four minutes added time. Arsenal hanging on

Wenger makes his final change and he is not Iwobi, Eleny in for the final minutes

Champions: Arsenal win 7th FA Cup title under Wenger and 13th overall

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Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. He is a Senior Correspondent coordinating the sports section for PREMIUM TIMES. Twitter@tundeyeludini

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