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Alexis puts Arsenal in the FA Cup final

The boys take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

You can find out more about our opponents below:

 

Aston Villa Full name: Aston VillaManager: Paul LambertClub colours: Claret and light blue shirts, white shorts, and claret and light blue socksNickname:The Villains

 

Three facts about Aston Villa:

  • Aston Villa have kept just two clean sheets in their last 21 FA Cup matches.
  • Aston Villa have played in the FA Cup final 10 times, winning seven. They last won the FA Cup in 1957, beating West Bromwich Albion (in the semi-finals) along the way.
  • This will be Arsenal's 19th FA Cup final, a record for any team, and have won a joint-high 11 FA Cup finals.

 

Christian Benteke Aston VillaSTAR MANChristian BentekeThe powerful Belgium striker has been in fine form since Tim Sherwood’s appointment as manager and has spearheaded Villa’s revival towards the end of the season. Benteke’s nine goals in the last two months have guaranteed Villa’s safety and also secured their place in the final, and Arsenal will need to deal with his power up front.