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Granit Xhaka talks up 'big Wembley chance' against Chelsea

Xhaka talks up 'big Wembley chance'
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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka talks up the 'big chance' awaiting the Gunners ahead of Wednesday evening's EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Chelsea.

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has spoken of the 'big chance' awaiting the Gunners ahead of Wednesday evening's EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger's side, who drew 0-0 with their London rivals in the first leg two weeks ago, will meet Manchester City at Wembley if they can overcome the Blues at the Emirates.

Xhaka was part of the team that defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup final at the national stadium last season, and has spoken of his desire to play at Wembley again.

"It is always special to play there," the Swiss international told the Evening Standard. "I played my first senior game for Switzerland there. In my first year here we won the FA Cup there.

"We can't do that again this season but our aim now is to win the other two cup competitions we are still in.

"We played well at Chelsea in the first leg and have a big chance to win the return match and reach Wembley. Obviously, the cups are the quickest way to win trophies."

Man City booked their place in February's final by securing a 5-3 aggregate win over Championship side Bristol City on Tuesday.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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