Big news coming from England today as Arsenal have retained their FA Cup against Aston Villa and needless to say, it was easy for them, the final score was 4-0 and Aston Villa never really looked like they were in the game. I expected it to be a much closer game, considering Villa’s survival in the Premier League and the change that Tim Sherwood had brought to the club but it just wasn’t meant to be! Sadly for Villa, Arsenal has learnt from the past and meant business today, they didn’t fall 2-0 behind or let a lead slip in the dying minutes due to a goal keeper error, they dominated and never turned off and it helped them retain and make history.
Santi Cazorla was my man of the match, he is the engine that keeps Arsenal going and was very vital today, as were Ozil, Sanchez, Walcott and Bellerin, I hope the club can find a way to add to the impressive squad and chase Chelsea, United and City next season!
Goals from Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez who had the goal of the game, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud with a cheeky tap in that ensured that Arsenal would once again lift the trophy at Wembley and leave Prince William (A Villa fan struggling to keep a straight face as he handed the trophy to Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta to lift up together) I bet Prince Harry has been gloating like mad this evening and why not?! Surely bringing an end to the ‘Arsenal can’t win trophies gossip’ Where’s Man United, Liverpool’s or Manchester City’s trophy this season?
Villa fans had to endure a not very good performance, not what they expected and to be fair, the team never arrived at the stadium! the fans deserved more because Villa choked today, I think the nerves of being in a final got to many of them and as well as it might only be the start of Tim Sherwood’s Villa career, it’s likely to be the end of Christian Benteke’s, was this his last game for the club? Could he end up at Arsenal? Or Liverpool? perhaps today’s loss may make him want out? Who knows but we shall soon see.
It should be an interesting summer, for both teams but let’s all rejoice that despite the recent events with FIFA, today…football was beautiful, tomorrow it shall be ugly again!
Well done Arsenal, a well deserved victory but commemorations to Aston Villa as well, a bright future ahead indeed.