After a disappointing Premier League season, Danny Welbeck is hoping that Arsenal can right some wrongs during their FA Cup final clash against Chelsea.

  • Welbeck’s scored five in 21 appearances this season
  • Disappointed with Arsenal finishing fifth
  • Hopes to lift the FA Cup against this Saturday

On Saturday, Arsenal return to Wembley for their third FA Cup final since 2014. However, this time the Gunners aren’t facing Hull or Aston Villa, they’re facing the title winners.

After finishing fifth in the league this season, Welbz is hoping that the players can give the fans something to smile about this weekend.

“As a club, with the way the season’s panned out, it’s not a [league] position we want to be in at all,” Welbeck told Arsenal Player.

“We know that we’ve got the opportunity of playing in the FA Cup final, and it’s something we really want to do our best in.

“With the last cup final, I wasn’t on the pitch and that was disappointing for me. It was a bittersweet moment for me because you know you’ve played your part to get there and your team-mates are winning and lifting the trophy, but you wanted to be a part of that and play a part on the pitch as well.

“It’s difficult but it’s now something that’s behind me and you can’t change it. I’ve got the final to look forward to this season, so it’s something that I’m going to enjoy. I’m going to play the game and try to win the final.

“Wembley is a place I know really well because I’ve played there multiple times.

“If you know the surroundings a bit better, it gives you that kind of familiarity. It’s a great place to play and what better occasion than the FA Cup final. Hopefully we’ll be able to lift the cup again.”

Welbeck returned from another severe knee injury in January after 238 days on the sidelines and has since scored five goals in 21 appearances, two of which have been during his 109 minutes in the FA Cup.

While the odds are stacked against Welbz and his teammates, a 13th FA Cup win for Arsenal and seventh for Arsene Wenger would be a good way of salvaging what’s been a pretty terrible season.

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