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Arsenal face defensive crisis before FA Cup final with Gabriel injury, Koscielny suspension

Arsenal are set to be without key defenders Gabriel Paulista and Laurent Koscielny for the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Arsenal may have endured a very disappointing Premier League campaign after missing out on Champions League football for the first time in 20 years but the Gunners still have an opportunity to salvage some pride when they square off against Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 27th.

However, Arsenal do not head into the showpiece event in the best of shapes as Laurent Koscielny has been ruled out due to suspension while Gabriel Paulista looks set to miss out as well after injuring himself in the final game of the season against Everton.

Speaking about Gabriel's injury, manager Arsene Wenger told reporters: "Gabriel overstretched his knee and will have a scan on Monday. We'll see the damage. It doesn't look too good for next Saturday, to be honest."

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