Antonio Conte thinks that Arsenal has better chances than his team of clinching the FA Cup.
The reason why Conte thinks so is that Arsenal has not achieved much this season. In fact, they have underachieved. They have failed to meet the standard that they have set for themselves in the last couple of decades. So, they would be desperate to have some kind of success at last.
The Blues, on the other hand, have absolutely swept the English season with as many as thirty victories in the top flight. The Premiership title is already theirs. So regardless of whatever happens in the Cup final, it will go down as a successful season for them and the players know that. And because of that Conte fears that they may not have as much hunger in them as the Gunners.
However, as per Conte, while addressing his team ahead of the Cup final, he would remind the players that they are only equalised with Arsenal and not ahead of them as far as the head-to-head numbers are concerned because they have played two games against them in the season, have beaten them once and have been beaten by them once and the margin of goals in both the results was almost the same.
So, it stands at level terms at the moment between the two teams and it would be nice to get one up in the Cup final.
Conte has no problem with the fact that his boys are in the celebration mode right now, having secured the top flight silverware. The coach reckons that celebrations are important and necessary after any accomplishment, but, he says he would like everyone to come out of the celebration mode in a couple of days and switch themselves on for the Cup final.