"We've met with Uefa (European football's governing body) and sat with them and gone through different things we can do around the game, and they accepted we can wear black armbands and have a minute's silence for the victims", Woodward said. Wenger has revelled in FA Cup football and victory over the Blues would see him become the most successful manager in the competition's storied history.
But the move divided opinion, with Keith Hackett, former general manager of Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, responsible for appointing officials for matches, and Chris Eaton, ex-FIFA head of security and former executive director for sport integrity for the International Centre for Sport Security, both backing the FA's intervention.
To win the Double is massive.
"This is a big game for us". A dynamic attacking unit like City, who wrapped up third place easily, need no second invitation to feed off a side that has given up the ghost and Watford were probably fortunate to escape with 5-0.
The Chelsea players formed a guard of honour for the 36-year-old, as he hugged his teammates, the Chelsea staff and his opponents, and took the applause of the crowd. "We have to be focused and play in the same way we have all season". Tottenham were the better team on that day and still lost.More news: Police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing
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Sizzling temperatures are expected on Saturday which could potentially help Arsenal's creative players, although Wenger is faced with a shortage of defenders with Laurent Koscielny suspended and Gabriel ruled out injured.
Importantly, these aren't wasted, wayward efforts - more shots found their way to the target than any other team managed this year, and has meant that Spurs finish the season with more goals than any other Premier League side. If Mustafi plays, they could play him with Mertesacker and Rob Holding as a three.
Mertesacker has not started a game in nearly 13 months and Wenger admitted selecting the German might depend on the formation Arsenal play.
Mertesacker is going to be crucial for Arsenal if he plays; he will have to play very well if Arsenal are to have any chance. Comparisons have been drawn with the incident, still under investigation, in which the Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw resigned after eating a pie during February's FA Cup tie against Arsenal.
Should Mertesacker start he would have to adjust to Arsenal's new 3-4-3 formation on only his second appearance of a season disrupted by a knee injury. If they can do that then you never know. They have been great to me since I joined.