Most Arsenal fans would take a loss to Chelsea over Tottenham in the final, but I have a sneaking feeling some of the players would think the opposite, especially some of the newer arrivals and the imports.
I always remember, going back a decade or so, that some of our players were quite pally with some of the Tottenham lot, but there was serious beef with Chelsea players, notably Drogba, Ivanovic, Cole etc Whenever we lost to them, which was basically always, our lot were always wound up by the end, I remember situations with a pre-Chelsea Fabregas, Nasri and van Persie in particular. Check out our record of red cards in this fixture vs the NLD
By contrast you've got Wilshere, Gibbs and co out clubbing with Dawson, Huddleston, Parker, Defoe etc back in the day. For me it hasn't been as heated on the pitch as off it for some time. Maybe that's set to change
I think most of our lot have built up a horrible inferiority complex re: Chelsea that began with Mourinho vs Wenger and now runs throughout the core of both clubs right through to the supporters. I don't think a Tottenham game means as much to our players as when we play Chelsea and - regardless of league position - it really should