The Frenchman ended his nine-year trophy drought in last season’s final with Hull and hopes Arsenal can complete a successful defence at Wembley.
And he really did experience the full range of emotions during his days with the Villans. “I’m focusing on the FA Cup, that’s what appeals to me at this time”.
Britain’s Prince Harry will be supporting the opposite soccer team to his brother in the FA Cup Final on Saturday (30.05.15).
Both have an illustrious history in the competition, with 18 triumphs between them (Arsenal 11, Villa 7).
The man known as Mr Villa, who was born three miles from Villa Park in Erdington, has extra motivation ahead of Saturday’s final.
“You have got to be careful what you wish for as a fan”.
“But it always comes down to what will happen on the day”.
The MatchXtra markets have it priced up at 5.47 that Arsenal win the FA Cup final by a margin of three goals or more.
“He has coped with the pressure up until now, when he is asked to step up he has ticked the boxes”.
And Evans, who is now a driving instructor in the Plymouth area, should know all about that after the unpredictable events of the 1982 European Cup final.
“I’m delighted how well the club has done since they amalgamated over 20 years ago now”.
“It’s not easy. I would love to do it but I’m not focused on that”, said Wenger.
“That is what it will be like for Villa on Saturday”.
“Personally I am always the same when I go into a big game like this”.
“But it will come down to how the players react to the occasion, how the fans react to it; but most importantly how all the players do in their individual battles“. It’s not all Wojciech’s fault and I’m not saying that because I’m his father and would want to act as his agent.
“For that reason everybody’s attention is going to straight to Christian Benteke and Theo Walcott”.
All eight FA Cup finals at the new Wembley have been won by a one-goal margin. Does that mean we want him to stay here for a longer period? It’s for his style of play. “If we do, then that’ll be two things in two years so hopefully we can just keep that run of winning things going”.
Otherwise the squad is in good health with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back in contention after making his comeback against West Brom last week. I do not think he gets nervous. They will not get away with it against David Cameron’s 2nd favourite team. But if Arsenal score first, especially in the opening 15 minutes, then it will be hugely difficult for Sherwood’s side to win.
One of the prime factors behind Aston Villa playing this final, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that he man management may at the end of the day decide who wins the cup.
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“Having spoken to the chairman recently there does seem to be a real vision there for how the club can move forward and that’s very refreshing to hear”.