English FA Cup
LONDON -- Three observations from Arsenal's 4-0 win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
1. Arsenal overwhelm Aston Villa
Now Arsenal are out on their own in the history books. They have won football's oldest honour, the FA Cup trophy, more often than anyone else -- their 12th FA Cup means they have overtaken Manchester United in the all-time standings. It was also Arsene Wenger's sixth, and no manager has tasted glory more often in the competition's 144-year existence.
Arsenal broke records and the hearts of the 25,000 Aston Villa fans as they coasted to the biggest FA Cup final win in 21 years.
After escaping relegation, Tim Sherwood brought his Villa side to Wembley looking to win the FA Cup for the first time since 1957, but left in dejection following a 4-0 hammering.
Surprise starter Theo Walcott put Arsenal ahead at the end of a first half in which the Londoners dominated, Per Mertesacker scored the third and substitute Olivier Giroud rounded off the win...
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.
Szczesny, who on Friday distanced...