Date: 24th April 2017 at 9:36am
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Chelsea and Arsenal will contest the 2017 FA Cup final at Wembley next month after both came through tough semi-final ties this weekend.

Antonio Conte’s Blues saw off Tottenham 4-2 at the home of English football on Saturday to book their place in the showpiece, with a Willian brace and goals from Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic too much for Mauricio Pochettino’s in-form Spurs.

Harry Kane and Dele Alli both netted equalisers as the North London outfit attempted to end their Wembley hoodoo, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Chelsea reaching a 12th FA Cup final, and potentially striking a psychological blow in the Premier League title race.

And Conte’s men will face Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in the showpiece next month after his men showed great resilience to come from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 on Sunday.

Sergio Aguero gave Pep Guardiola’s side a 62nd minute lead, but Nacho Monreal equalised nine minutes later to send the game to extra time, where Arsenal’s talisman Alexis Sanchez tucked home the winner after 101 minutes.

It means that Guardiola will end his first season in Manchester without a trophy, which is also the first campaign in his managerial career that he hasn’t won any silverware, while Wenger’s Gunners will go in search of a record-breaking 13th FA Cup crown against Conte’s Chelsea next month.

And, unsurprisingly, the semi-finals stimulated quite the response on social media, with several Arsenal supporters taking to Twitter to laud their side’s determined display on Sunday…

Chelsea fans were also thrilled to see their side make the final…

With the performance off one man in particular receiving much praise on Twitter…

However, it was ultimate disappointment for Tottenham, and many Spurs supporters lamented their side’s inability to turn a dominant display into victory…

While City fans were also hugely frustrated after seeing their side throw away the lead to lose against Arsenal…

 
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