Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger says his side lacked a creative edge despite having 23 shots on goalGetty Images

Arsene Wenger has issued a warning to Chelsea for their game at the Emirates on 26 April, after their 2-1 win over Reading in the FA Cup semi-final.

The Blues have all but laid claim on the title after their 1-0 win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Radamel Falcao conceded possession to Terry in the middle of the park who passed the ball onto Oscar, who in turn played in Eden Hazard with an impressive backheel.

The Belgian slid the ball under David de Gea to end United's title hopes and strengthen his position as a prime recipient for the PFA Player of the Year award. The Red Devils tried their best to find the equaliser but failed in their attempt with Radamel Falcao coming closest when he hit the bar in the closing minutes of the game.

Ander Herrera was booked for a dive in the Chelsea penalty box in the last minute of the game as the United players harangued the referee for a decision but to no avail.

Wenger, who was at Wembley for Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final against Reading, did not know the score coming into the post match press conference and had a tone of disdain when he learnt that the Blues had triumphed over United with a 1-0 scoreline yet again.

"I ignore completely what happened. Chelsea won 1-0? The usual. We will see next week," Wenger said.

The Frenchman has never won a single competitive game against Jose Mourinho in his two stints in England, drawing or losing the number of times these two managers have met. The reverse fixture between the two sides ended in a 2-0 loss for the Gunners last October, with Hazard and Diego Costa getting on the scoresheet.

A win here will close the gap at the top of the table to only seven points for the north London club, though with only six games left in the season, it would be a situation of too little too late for the 13-time champions.