Welbeck - Anything can happen in a final

Danny Welbeck says Arsenal will not underestimate Aston Villa in the FA Cup final.

The Gunners have already claimed two comfortable wins against Villa in the Premier League this season, following a 3-0 away victory by beating the West Midlands side 5-0 at Emirates Stadium.

However, Villa have found form since appointing Tim Sherwood as their new manager and Welbeck says Arsenal are expecting the unexpected, especially after last season’s dramatic final against Hull City.

"They’ve got talented players all over the pitch and there’s a lot of young talent there"

Danny Welbeck

“We played them earlier this season and we had two comfortable victories against them in the Premier League, but anything can happen in the FA Cup final,” the England forward told Arsenal Player.

“It’s who wants it most on the day and it’s going to be a very difficult game. They’ve got talented players all over the pitch and there’s a lot of young talent there.

“I know quite a few of them like Fabian Delph and Tom Cleverley pretty well, and I know that they’re players who can really change a game at any moment. It’s going to be difficult.

“To get to an FA Cup final is huge for the club and we obviously want to go out there to try and win as many trophies as possible. I’m looking forward to the game and I’m sure everyone’s going to be well prepared for that.”

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