Arsenal has already suffered one setback ahead of Saturday's F.A. Cup final against Aston Villa.

Gunners fan Charlie Pearce wrote to the Queen asking if Her Majesty could help getting tickets for him and his pal Leo. Unfortunately for Charlie, the Queen could not help, but he did at least receive a reply from a senior correspondence officer at Buckingham Palace.

It is likely to be one of the few disappointments for Arsenal as it defends the trophy it won last year, looking for a 12th victory to take it above Manchester United in the all-time winners' table. Despite a home defeat by Swansea and a goal-less draw at Emirates Stadium against Sunderland, Arsenal has ended the season in style, securing third position while Villa finished one place above the relegation zone.