The WFD Kick About
Can Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa beat Arsenal to win the FA Cup?
Hopeful Villa Look to Twarts the Gunners
Can Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa beat Arsenal to win the FA Cup?

Since Tim Sherwood was appointed as manager after the dismissal of Paul Lambert, Aston Villa have regained some form and have played some excellent football. The former Tottenham boss has led the club to their first FA Cup final since 2000 and has helped Villa climb out of the relegation battle. We take a look at the upcoming final, which will be played on May 30th, and give our thoughts on who may come out on top. For more FA Cup news and odds, or just more general football news, click here.

Villa have been sensational under Sherwood

 

Aston Villa Beat Chelsea FCThe Villains have improved significantly during Sherwood’s brief tenure at the club and their stronger players are beginning to regain confidence in front of goal. Belgium international Christian Benteke has scored 11 goals in his last 12 matches under Sherwood’s guidance, while the likes of Tom Cleverley and Gabriel Agbonlahor have also been in great form. If they continue to perform at a high standard, Villa will certainly be able to compete with Arsenal and with a bit of luck, will be lifting the famous trophy for the first time since 1957. 

The pressure is all on the Gunners

 

Arsenal are the current holders of the FA Cup and all of the pressure is on them to deliver back-to-back domestic cup successes. Arsene Wenger’s side have been formidable throughout the second half of the campaign but were recently beaten by Garry Monk’s Swansea City, despite dominating the match. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud have all been in sparkling form and caused numerous problems for some of the league’s best defences. Villa are likely to defend and try to hit Arsenal on the counter-attack, so the Gunners must remain patient if they are to achieve their second FA Cup success in as many years.

 Arsenal's Last FA Cup Success

Wenger’s job may be on the line if they lose

 

Arsene in Trouble

The Frenchman’s position as manager may come under scrutiny if Arsenal do not go on to lift the trophy at the end of May. Apart from an away fixture at Manchester United, the Gunners have had a relatively straightforward route to the final and the 65-year-old will have no excuses if Villa pull off a shock victory. Arsenal supporters have been split on the Frenchman for quite some time now, but back-to-back FA Cup successes would certainly help to keep the critics off his back. However, a defeat could mark the end of his 20 year career at the club.

 

 

Posted by Rafa Gonzales on 05/15/2015 at 12:01 PM - PERMALINK | EMAIL | DISCUSS | PRINT | RSS  Subscribe
< Back to The WFD Kick About Archives
Add a Comment
England turn to Sam Allardyce to transform their fortunes
Iceland pulled off a massive soccer upset on Monday
Soccer Shocker: Lionel Messi Says He's Retiring From Argentina's National Team
USA Defeated 1-0 by Colombia in 2016 Copa America Centenario Third Place Match
Chile embarrasses Mexico, 7-0, in Copa America quarterfinal
The England Team for Euro 2016, Can Chris Smalling Make the Grade?
The MLS Champions win in season opener by 2 goals to 1.
Will Lionel Messi win a sixth Ballon d'Or award in 2016?
Portland Timbers 3-1 FC Dallas from Providence Park.
Portland Timbers 2 (7)- 2 (6) Sporting Kansas City from Providence Park AET & Pens.
Portland Timbers 4-1 Colorado Rapids from Providence Park. 3rd place finish for the Timbers.
Portland Timbers 0-2 New York Red Bulls from Providence Park
Portland Timbers 0-0 Sporting Kansas City from Providence Park
Portland Timbers 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps from Providence Park
Portland Timbers 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes from Providence Park
Portland Timbers 4-1 Seattle Sounders from Providence Park
Portland Timbers 2-0 Houston Dynamo from Providence Park
Puma EvoSpeeds 1.3 emulate the Dragon
Portland Timbers 2-0 New England Revolution from Providence Park
Soccer for Success comes to the Weingart YMCA in East LA
Can Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa beat Arsenal to win the FA Cup?
Barcelona's Dominance makes the Catalans the "Elephant in the Room"
"Soccer is very much alive" Alive and Thriving
Portland Timbers 0-0 Vancouver Whitecaps from Providence Park
A Tottenham Supporter walks into an Arsenal Pub
Soccer Comic Rant Podcast
Portland Timbers 0-2 Orlando City SC from Providence Park
Portland Timbers 3-1 FC Dallas from Providence Park
Club Santos vs Atlas Liga MX Preview
New Puma EvoPowers and EvoSpeeds
Roma Victor
USMNT Subdued in Dublin
Galaxy advance in RSL rout
Portland Timbers 2-4 Seattle Sounders from Providence Park
Big Phil's defensive snub
Galaxy rout the Revs
Football betting at a record-breaking high
The Phantom of 1950 rests
Fitness With Football: Week 1
Albiceleste clash with the Clockwork Oranje
Selecao must adapt against Germany
Portland Timbers 0-1 Sporting Kansas City from Providence Park
LA Galaxy draws against Chivas in LA Classico
The Real Reason Behind Klinsmann's Donovan Decision
Dark Horses to keep a watchful eye over
Weighing the odds for the USMNT
Portland Timbers 3-4 Vancouver Whitecaps from Providence Park
Brazil 2014: We Have Predictions!
Boot Review: EvoPower Leather
This will be "their finest hour"
More Articles
Copyright 2002-2017 WorldFootballDaily.com. All rights reserved. Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy.
Powered By Nox Solutions