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Stuart Dalgleish 28th May 2015 - 14:20

FA Cup Final Opta Facts - Arsenal v Aston Villa


Arsenal v 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.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored seven and assisted four goals in his 13 FA Cup appearances, and has scored in each of his last three games against Villa.
  • Only George Ramsay (6 with Aston Villa) has won the FA Cup as a manager more times than Arsene Wenger (5).
  • Each of the last three times Arsenal have faced second tier opposition in the semi-final they've gone on to win the trophy (1998, 2003 and 2014).
  • Arsenal and Aston Villa have been drawn together 10 times in the FA cup with the Gunners winning seven and the Villans three. Overall there have been 13 matches with three draws.
  • The last FA Cup meeting between these two sides came in 2012 when Villa led 2-0 at half-time only to see the Gunners overturn the deficit in a seven minute period in the second half to record a 3-2 win.
  • Arsenal have won 22 and lost just three of the last 34 matches in all competitions against Aston Villa (W22 D9 L3). All three of those defeats came at the Emirates.
  • Christian Benteke has scored three goals in his last three appearances against Arsenal.
  • Danny Welbeck has scored four goals in his last four appearances against Aston Villa.
  • Mesut Özil has two goals and two assists in three appearances against Aston Villa.
  • Eight of the last nine FA Cup matches involving Aston Villa have been settled by a one-goal margin. Six of the last eight have seen a 2-1 scoreline.
  • All eight FA Cup finals at the new Wembley have been won by a one goal margin.
  • 16 of the last 21 FA Cup finals have seen only one team find the net. Four of the five in that run where both sides have scored have been won by the team conceding first.



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