Armed Police Guarding Wembley Stadium Ahead of FA Cup Finals Between Arsenal & Chelsea After Manchester Bomb In London

Armed police patrol the route to Wembley Stadium ahead of the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea, in London, Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Soccer fans arriving for the FA Cup final on Saturday are being met by armed police on the streets outside Wembley Stadium as Britain stages its biggest sporting event since the Manchester suicide bombing.

 Armed Police Guarding FA Cup Final Match Between Arsenal and Chelsea After Manchester Bomb In London

The 22 victims will be remembered in the stadium before Arsenal and Chelsea contest the soccer showpiece. Prince William will lead the tributes, laying a wreath along with Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham on the Wembley pitch before kickoff.

It was learnt that there were additional bag checks going into Wembley, with long lines forming for the main entrance used by fans in the corporate areas.

Photo credit: (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

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