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The wait is nearly over as London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea get ready to battle it out for FA Cup glory at Wembley.

It is a repeat of the 2017 final, when the Gunners overcame then Premier League champions Chelsea - who were looking to do the Double under - thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey.

Saturday's game, with kick-off at 5:30pm, is set to be a thrilling encounter. Can Mikel Arteta's Arsenal side end a horrid season on a real high or will it be Frank Lampard getting his hands on his first trophy in management with Chelsea?

Here, Sportsmail's experts have their say on who will come out on top between the London giants... 

Aaron Ramsey scored the winner as Arsenal overcame Chelsea 2-1 in the 2017 FA Cup final

Aaron Ramsey scored the winner as Arsenal overcame Chelsea 2-1 in the 2017 FA Cup final

Adrian Kajumba - Arsenal

Can genuinely make a case for either after the two semi-final underdogs made it back to Wembley for the final.

Chelsea are favourites but I've got a feeling Arsenal will just nick it.

Arsenal, who finished eighth in the league, need to win this competition more than Chelsea who have already qualified for the Champions League though I don't expect that to be the difference.

Frank Lampard and his men will be just as determined to win at Wembley as Arsenal and Mikel Arteta.

Though I'm edging towards Arsenal because I feel they will be able to stand up to the challenge Chelsea provide them in an attacking sense, as they did against Liverpool and Manchester City recently, but also offer a considerable threat themselves to the Blues' defence, which has not been the most solid and reliable this season.

There is not much in it by any stretch though.

Mikel Arteta will be hoping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shines for the Gunners on Saturday

Mikel Arteta will be hoping shines for the Gunners on Saturday

Matt Barlow - Chelsea

Chelsea... but it's tight. They're well matched and Arsenal's performance against City will inspire confidence and remind them of the value of defending with guts and spirit. Expect chances. 

Both teams are flawed at the back. It will come down to who takes them. Chelsea are vulnerable at set pieces and on the break and Arsenal have arch predator in the ranks. 

The absence of Mustafi is a blow for Arteta, however, especially with Giroud in such rich form. Lampard has a wealth of attacking options at his disposal and will be prepared to play more direct and aerial into the box than City.

Frank Lampard will be looking to end an impressive season with silverware at Wembley

Frank Lampard will be looking to end an impressive season with silverware at Wembley

Daniel Matthews - Arsenal  

I fancy Arsenal to finish the season with a first trophy under Mikel Arteta.

They have struggled at times to produce consistent performances under the Spaniard but there are obvious improvements in their tactical discipline and in their spirit.

Chelsea have done brilliantly to be one game away from securing silverware and a top-four finish under Frank Lampard but there are still so many questions over them defensively.

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