Theo Walcott will start up front for Arsenal in favour of Olivier Giroud for Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley, while Arsene Wenger has selected Wojciech Szczesny ahead of No. 1 goalkeeper David Ospina.
Arsenal are looking to lift the trophy for a second consecutive year, and Wenger has opted for Walcott -- who scored a hat trick on the final day of the season against West Brom -- to lead the line instead of Giroud, who has not scored in his last eight appearances.
Tim Sherwood has hailed Arsene Wenger as he tries to shock his rival in the FA Cup final and create a new era at Aston Villa and believes the Frenchman's critics are way off base, ahead of Saturday's final against Arsenal.
The Wembley showdown will be just Sherwood's 44th match as a manager while Wenger has taken charge of 1,065 during his 19-year Gunners reign.
The holders face Villa as they try to defend the trophy they won last season to end a nine-year drought and Sherwood believes Wenger remains...
Aaron Ramsey ended Arsenal's nine-year wait for silverware and hopes, like London buses, trophies will all come in a rush for the Gunners.
The Wales midfielder scored the extra-time winner in last season's FA Cup final against Hull and hopes the Gunners can repeat the victory against Aston Villa at Wembley on Saturday before mounting a sustained Premier League title challenge next term.
Ramsey's winners' medal is in a trophy cabinet in his home "which is slowly growing," he said, as he targets another...
Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given has experienced some of the most agonising moments of his career in the FA Cup, and as he prepared for his fourth final on Saturday, it seemed as if his curse had struck again.
Given has been a shining star of Villa's run to a Wembley clash with Arsenal but a groin injury was threatening to derail his hopes of a career-defining FA Cup triumph, as American keeper Brad Guzan waited in the wings to take his place.
Yet Villa boss Tim Sherwood has confirmed that his...