Arsenal vs Aston Villa FA Cup final preview

Tonight, FA Cup holders Arsenal are set to take on Aston Villa at Wembley in the FA Cup final. Our friends over at over 3.5 goals are predicting precissely that – lots of goals!

Arsenal are looking to lift the cup for the 12th time, making them the most successful side in the history of the competition. Currently, they are tied with Manchester United at 11 wins in FA Cup finals.

If Arsene Wenger leads his side to victory in this match, it would be his sixth FA Cup final win, one more than Sir Alex Ferguson and a post-war record.

Aston Villa however, have improved under the management of Tim Sherwood and will be looking to upset the odds.

With in-form players such as Christian Benteke, Tom Cleverley, Jack Grealish and more along with their boosted confidence under Sherwood, Aston Villa won’t go down without a fight.

Aston Villa will undoubtedly play Benteke up top while Gunners star man Alexis Sanchez is expected to play on the left, per ESPN FC.

Villa’s Grealish, Cleverley, and Fabian Delph will be expected to face the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, and Jack Wilshere in the midfield.

Arsenal are the favourites to win but nevertheless, Sherwood has brought out the best in his star striker, and Aston Villa have started to look more like a team under his management rather than ten confused players and Benteke.

Both teams are expected to play offensively for the cup, and Wenger’s side will certainly face a challenge come Saturday.