News about "Arsenal - Aston Villa" EPL match
History calls for Arsenal Football Club.
Taking the final of the FA Cup last season was to end a nine-year wait for silverware, Arsenal go into the 2015 edition of knowing victory would set a new standard in the oldest football competition final.
Having already set the record for most cup finals (19) broke the next goal is to stand alone as a club with the most final of the FA Cup victories - the Gunners aim a dozen when they meet Aston Villa on Saturday
It is therefore a very positive atmosphere at the head of the team back at Wembley 12 months after the last match against Hull City in May this dramatic afternoon.
"Yes, of course, everyone wants to make history," said Wenger, who was sitting in the hope that a record of six FA Cup postwar wins. "But we do not forget, we must be pragmatic as good. The day you want to play well, so we'll focus on that.
"There is a different atmosphere, yes. It is more positive about the team because we still, when you go in a strong way. But at the end of the season, you know you want to bring the trophy in. We want to keep our trophy case. We have in the last year, and we want to go back. "
The only thing that is sure is on all important team selection Wenger this weekend that some big-name players are missing.
Apart from Danny Welbeck, the boss has a team fully fit to choose, and there's no shortage of players hit some form in due course.
Theo Walcott hat-trick against West Brom propelled his name up the manager-mind, while Jack Wilshere recent impressive cameos from the bench was followed by his BBC strike of the season at the weekend.
But if one has enough to deserve a place in the starting lineup against Villa take remains to be seen. On media day on Wednesday, Wenger admitted he is not on his mind.
"No, not at 100 percent," he said. "I'll think about my team selection, which is necessary on the day, and what the opponents strengths as well. This is very important because they have strengths that we need to be good against, if you must take into account all. "
Those who win at the end of the coveted starting places, was the manager tried the value with "impact player, he can say to turn during the game. The introduction of Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky before the extension of Last year ultimately proved vital as Yaya Sanogo entry one hour in the game.
"I think what is important for us to win the cup, not playing or begins or ends the game," said Wenger. "It is in this way each team. Most of the time, the heroes are the guys that come and finish the game for you.
"We had that in each final, so it's important that we do that -.., In order to win the trophy, if we can do that the whole team will be rewarded"
Aston Villa eventually finished just one place above the relegation zone, but their form since recovery Tim Sherwood took over in February meant their status as Premier League was confirmed two weeks ago.
Sherwood is not responsible for any of their previous encounter with Arsenal - Wenger and is cautious about reading too much into the importance of these two results from Saturday before - 3-0 and 5-0 wins for the Gunners in Villa Park and Emirates Stadium, game respectively.
"You do not know if it has an impact," he said, "You are always in a position where you just think," It is the quality of your game on the day, what counts "You can send a team to beat 10 times. but if you do not show up with a good performance on the 11th, then you can lose the game.
"I think the latter is a 50:50, then of course you want to win and get your strengths. I just think that you focus on good preparation of the team for the day due to a Good preparation creates trust and confidence that you are in a good position to win. "
Perhaps the form FA Cup is a better indicator of the Renaissance Villa in Sherwood that their position in the league. Former boss Spurs the most of Christian Benteke got any teenager Jack Grealish also impressed. Both were at the forefront of the victory in the semifinals against Liverpool.
"They are dangerous in the air stopped walking with Benteke on set pieces is absolutely beautiful cross," warned Wenger. "They are good in midfield as well, where they played well against Liverpool.
"Grealish, [Fabien] and Delph [Ashley] Westwood -. They also [Charles] N'Zogbia, players who can make a difference together they are a team that is a curse in the league, but if they needed, they showed they have quality and that made against Liverpool. "
While the Premier League era, 18 of the 22 finals of the FA Cup were won by the side of the Ligue highest day. Make no mistake, to bring the Arsenal the favorites for Saturday trophy.
This was the case in May, but last year, and it created an exhausting, nerve shredding was anything but easy against Hull City, who raced into a two-goal lead within eight minutes in the evening.
"The team has learned from last year," said Wenger. "The experience is always useful, because in your head, what will happen, and you know how to deal with problems, because you have done before you can on this front to help, but do not let that fool you. - Qu'est- writes the result is the quality of your day game.
"Last year reminded us how the final of the FA Cup is. We learned that the pressure is very great. Overall, I have a good experience in the FA Cup final, but at the end of the day, it is another game of football, if you play well. Whatever the game is, you know the quality of your performance should be good, so you'll want to focus on. "
It's been another rollercoaster season for Arsenal and Wenger knows that the only way the trip will be remembered as a pleasant experience, though it ended with silverware.
"We have two challenges had last week," he concluded. "The first was to secure third place and automatic qualification for the Champions League for next season. The second challenge is to win the FA Cup. We have made the first, so let the second time now."
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