Arteta sends message to former teammate Olivier Giroud who hasn’t lost an FA Cup final

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Anytime Olivier Giroud makes it to the FA Cup final, he always wins it.

The 33-year-old has played in four FA Cup finals, scored in one and won them all. Winning the competition three times with Arsenal in 2014, 2015 and 2017 and once with Chelsea in 2018.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be up against his former Arsenal teammate Olivier Giroud, and the Gunners boss has hailed the Frenchman, but is hoping to get one over him when Chelsea and Arsenal meet in the FA Cup final.

“It is always good connections when these moments arrive,” Arteta said in his press conference on Friday.

“With Oli you can see in the last few months how he is performing, the amount of goals he has scored for them.

“We know him, he has the experience on the finals as well. I’m not surprised, because I know Oli. He is a fighter. Even when he was playing for us and he had some difficult moments, he always reacted.

“He always works really hard and comparing with the greatest is like always. They’ve done it and they did it for long periods where they were really successful at the club. So any comparison with them is always difficult. I’m glad that he is doing really well, but hopefully tomorrow he won’t do that well.”

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