Arsenal v Aston Villa review – GET IN! Glory Gunners make history!

Just as expected, Arsenal began the first half with a bit of caution just to make sure that we were not left chasing the game as we had to in the final last season. But Aston Villa never really looked like scoring once, never mind twice, and so the Gunners soon got into our stride.

Arsenal were controlling the game with the passing and movement of Coquelin, Cazorla, Ozil, Alexis and Ramsey and we were always looking to get the speedy Walcott in behind the Villa defence. The first really good chance came from a Koscielny header but Given made a smart save.

The Gunners kept coming though and Villa were just starting to look like they might make it to the break all square after an amazing block had denied Theo from point blank range and Ramsey had missed a couple. Up stepped the on fire England striker though and there was nothing Given or the defenders could do to stop Walcott’s powerful and controlled strike.

By this time Arsenal were completely dominant and with Szczesny and the back four looking sharp and strong, with Coquelin playing an absolute blinder in the deep lying midfield role, showing great technique on the ball as well as his usual defensive work. The only down side was that we only had the one goal.

It only took five minutes of the second half for the second to come though, and what a beauty it was! Monreal helped with an overlap and Alexis jinked inside past his man and unleashed an unstoppable long range strike that swerved in the air giving Given no chance.

Byt the time Mertesacker made it three 12 minutes later from a Cazorla corner we could have had a few more. Arsenal were running rings around Villa and not really giving them any hope around our goal. We did get away with a free kick on the edge of the box and a possible penalty for Grealish late on. There was still time for Arsenal to cap it off with a nicely taken goal from Giroud.

A fantastic game for Arsenal as we won the FA cup for a record 12th time to finish a very encouraging season with a BANG!

Tags Alexis Mertesacker Walcott


  1. Mick The Gooner says:

    Just Awesome

    1. KickAssFan says:


      »»God bless Arsenal!!!

      1. KickAssFan says:

        When Giroud scored the final goal, someone here collapsed. He was overjoyed. F**king scary sh*t. Lol!!!

        Great game!!!

        1. galaxygooner says:

          FACupFinal winners
          1930, 1936, 1950, 1971, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015


        2. muda says:

          If you don’t believe you can do it, you stand no chance at all -SIR ARSENE WENGER
          Congrat my fellow gooners #COYG

          1. almostawinner says:

            F**K YEAH! THAT WAS EPIC.

            AND : 4:0.

            This is why I love the Arsenal.

      2. mobaygunner says:

        Ozil was pur class today….Sanchez with a cracker whats new….champion gunners…we make history….ARSENALLLLLLL FA LIFE

        1. dosantos says:

          Amazing by Arsenal

          Not really a stats guy but…….
          2002 : Won FA Cup
          2003 : Retained It
          2004 : Unbeaten Season

          Who knows???History is on our Side…..

      3. seancali says:

        Great job everyone, ozil was class today. Giroud showed he belongs up front.great finish from him,reminded me of KANU…..well done champs..

    2. Honest Opinion says:

      My heart cries Aaarrrsssenaalll!!!

    3. Dan.M says:

      On behalf of EVERY arsenal fan

      A massive thank you to alexis sanchez for providing us with his immaculate and flawless season I wish he knew how much we all appreciate him for playing for this club and his performances he has been exquisite

      Haven’t enjoyed watching a footballer for arsenal so much since Thierry Henry


      Few more signings and we can go for the leauge next season come onnnn !!!!!

    4. Honest Opinion says:

      We deserve a 300 gun salute for being record FA CUP WINNERS!!!

    5. galaxygooner says:

      12 12 12 12.
      Let’s now go ahead and win the league

    6. 61 never again says:

      COYG perfect way to end the season in wenger we trust COYG buzzzzzing

    7. WM says:

      Man for man we were excellent! Was cheering on the lads in a bar @ Aston with 4 others, the amount of dirty looks we got – but it was all worth it! Even Villa fans applauded that Alexis goal, simply magnificent!

    8. seancali says:

      Ozil motm…..every player today deserved it except Ramsey, Ramsey had a poor game. Girouds goal was a typical world class finish.

      1. Shah of Arsenal says:

        What are you talking about lol, Ramsey played well. I don’t want to argue because this is a fantastic moment for all of us, but sometimes it goes unnoticed how hard Ramsey works.

        Anyways, beautiful game! COYG

    9. ArnSam says:

      Thx wneger 4leaving og12 on the bench, class wil always some show t self AS17 wat a goal…..i think this was coquelines best game so far that was too much technique boy, Ozill was constantly laying in those balls, carzola, koscielny, merts, ramsey, Bellerin was as usuall exceptional, monreal n man Sherzee did t well every time he had a chance to, the subs werent bad at all having made a goal btn them n jack wasnt bad except 4over clinging on to the ball.

    10. ArnSam says:

      messi 10 + Christiano 7 =AS17

  2. ranger says:

    She wore! She wore! She wore a yellow ribbon!
    She wore a yellow ribbon in the merry month of May,
    And when! I asked! Oh why she wore that ribbon!
    She said its for the Arsenal and we’re going to Wembley!#COYG

    1. KickAssFan says:

      Dude, I’m gonna get laid tonight for good. Tomorrow, I’ll go to church and sing with the choir.

      Enjoy yourselves, amigos!!!

  3. SoOpa AeoN says:


  4. RWRW says:

    And that is your second Arsenal trophy Alexis. Keep em coming my son!!!

    1. KickAssFan says:

      That shot!!! That’s how to shoot!!!

    2. RWRW says:

      Which moron has thumbed my comment down. HAHAHAHAHAH, potential scum spurs fan on here lads. You reckon its jealousy???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  5. Greg says:

    Its a record we have won our 12th fa cup! Coyg!

  6. SoOpa AeoN says:

    Don’t worry Boy! A BIG FAT CONTRACT AWAITS U!

  7. ras911 says:

    CHAMPIIOONNNSSS!!!!!! Brillaint performance!!!

  8. Jim A says:

    Fellow Gunners nice season! I hope we can always haul off a trophy every year.

  9. Greg says:

    North london is arsenal red! Proud to be a gooner! Coyg!

  10. SoOpa AeoN says:

    come on Hafiz……. I wanna just sit on ya head! L()L

  11. mike1977 says:

    Love Cazorla answering his own statements.. “Sanchez is a quality player, no.” “The team played very well toady, no.” Lol. Unbelievable standard of play today though!!

  12. John Legend says:

    Record made!
    Now, we have a good spirit and confidence to unto a big stage.
    Next season next!

  13. Greg says:

    Alexis sanchez goal was definitely ” world class top draw”! Coyg!

  14. juhislihis says:

    GET IN THEEEERE SON::!! HAFIZ AND ROBERTTHEMUG eat your heart outtttt

    GOOOO Gunneeeeeers the biggest club of London!

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      And that @nokia imbecile

      1. Nokia810 says:

        What did i do?!

        1. Goonsquad8 says:

          you have an agenda against sanchez who has been a revelation for us all season. He scored another cracker on the big stage when we needed another goal. He will be the difference maker in our title charge next year.


          1. Nokia810 says:

            i had completely lost faith in sanchez after his performance at anfield and that turned into hate after our R16 exit at the hands of monaco (which i still think was 75% sanchez’s fault)
            Maybe my reaction was over the top, so from now on i’m going to try to be a bit more supportive.
            New season, clean slate :p

        2. Johannesburgunner says:

          Thumbs up for you Nokia, for making me smile with your ‘ what did I do’ comment.

  15. Mesut O-chill says:

    Fantastic game, fantastic goals, fantastic game, Woj had a clean sheet, back to back titles, 12 Cups in our history, I can go on and on and on

  16. Twig says:

    Coquelin my MOTM. Simply awesome today! Well done boys.

  17. Mesut O-chill says:

    This comment goes out for dat guy Welbz and his winner against his former club. Wouldn’t be here without him. Unfortunate that he’s injured still

    1. Goonsquad8 says:

      He knows he had a big hand in us winning the cup he will enjoy his medal!!!! Well done lads!

  18. seancali says:


  19. KickAssFan says:

    Some here were overly pessimistic, but it’s understandable. I won’t mention names. Basically, we are all happy we won.


    1. Arsenal007 says:

      I’ll help you mention one name @charlie.
      Sad pessimistic fellow.

  20. Greg says:

    Awesome display by the gunners today! We handled our business! Coyg!

  21. NY_Gunner says:

    Prince William looks pzzd off…CTFU!!!

  22. Greg says:

    Arsenal fc 2015 fa cup winners! just love the sound of that! Coyg!

  23. Izuchukwu says:

    I still remember the little boy crying in Old Trafford. Now Welbeck has to go and comfort him …..lolz

  24. rhino says:

    #doubters :We squashed the villains

    Ozist, what a player
    Sanchez, magnificent
    Santiago Cazorla, best deep lying mid in Bpl

    What a game

    Can’t wait for next season, combine that mix with Arturo n Martin… Unplayable

    1. Big Gun says:

      Ozil was breathtaking at times, he had a great game today and looks much more comfortable than last season. An absolute joy to watch

  25. RWRW says:


  26. JAmerican says:

    There’s only 1 Arsene Wenger!!!

    1. Godswill says:

      A very stubborn one. I salute his courage of fielding szczesny and he did well. We can only sign extraordinary players. We have enough good squad players.

  27. Greg says:

    Le coq bullied aston villa! I think the villa players were crying for their mommy’s after the game!

  28. NIKK says:

    Most relaxing final ever…bloody execellent!

    1. NIKK says:

      Thanks wenger for picking Theo…his pace & movement was too much for villa defence to handle & created space for other players to operate!

  29. Izuchukwu says:

    How many trophies Arsenal has won since VanParcel left 3, how many trophies VanParcel has won since he left Arsenal 1. How many trophies Arsenal has won since Sagna left 2. How many trophies has won since he left Arsenal 0. Glory days are back. COYG

    1. RWRW says:

      I love it. That little boy inside RVP must be kicking himself now hahahahahahaha

  30. Jonas_San says:

    We won with style!!!!!!
    The next season will be great for us!!!!

  31. Raja Danish says:

    Congrats to arsenal fans all over the world m so so happy with this performance and we have made history today by winning most fa cups very pleased and this team has today made my day now i will go to bed and sleep with happiness love u all players specially sanchez ozil and walcott coyg!!!

  32. RWRW says:

    I am sorry but I am going to say it. WE DO NOT NEED THE PLAYERS EVERYONE THINKS WE NEED. Get Ox, Diaby, Arteta and Wilshere fit and we are good to go. Just a striker and that’s it!

    1. fred cowardly says:

      I agree with needing a striker but none of the players you mentioned are defensive minded

      Coquelin has been key to our season. If he gets injured we need another DM. Even if Coquelin isn’t injured, we play in 4 tournaments

      We need another top striker and DM in my opinion

      1. fred cowardly says:

        Sorry Diaby is defensive minded but very injury prone

    2. GoonerG1 says:

      Arteta? Not good enough for the sub bench.

    3. Champagne Charlie says:

      Don’t be “that” kind of fan. We clearly need the additions to compete for the premier league and champions league trophies. The FA cup is nice to win but we clearly lack a few players for the major trophies we can target, don’t bury your head in the sand, it is what it is….let’s go out and get what’s needed.

  33. Godswill says:

    Now we have a team that almost everybody is good and any team picked can put in their best. Can any one say we should pay so much for Pogba when we have Le coq? Who is that fan that added 5 to 3 and divided by 2 and said we will win 4-0? You got it. Sczcesny kept a clean sheet. I salute Wenger for his courage. Ospina was not good in the last game. Let every player now know that you can be dropped.

  34. Leader says:

    Ozil MOTM……Third cup for him with arsenal

  35. GOONSTER says:

    Now Mr WENGER, go out early and sign the players we need ( a DM and another Striker)..


  36. MDOwn says:

    I have to admit I owe Szczesny a serious amount of respect after today. I thought it was a mistake playing him originally but he nullified Benteke! Ozil was Bergkampesque, and Walcott…. Just sensational!

    So good I had a little cry…. Crazy!

    1. WM says:

      Spot on! Not sure Ospina would’ve reached those crosses, have to hand that to Wenger for going against the mass op pinion!

  37. jaydicksy says:

    Great job from the gunners! Was glad that even the subs made an impact. Jack created chances, and Ox assisted Girouds goal. Hats off to Sanchez for his 25 goals and 13 assists in 52 games for us this season. Cazorla was MOTM for me cause he made things tick.

  38. gooner100 says:

    Stunning performance! Every player was sensational. Great end to the season. Well done AFC and well done AW!

    Funniest moment…Koz’s headless chicken impersonation when Mert scored. Lol!

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Vlaar “hooded” him…

  39. Greg says:

    Must admit szczesny had a very decent game today!

  40. ArseneIsYourDaddy says:

    I am watching the German Cup now. Dortmund vs Wolfsbiug, are you jealous?

    Can the Theo haters just jump off a bridge?
    Will the Giroud haters hit their testicles with a hammer?
    Will the Szczesnyhaters cut a finger off?

  41. AYZAY says:

    Cheif wenga and his gunna warriors killed it

  42. No10 says:

    How immense was Coquelin today? Superb protection of the back 4 to annihilate the links between midfield and attack, cool in possession and magnificent distribution.

    My MOTM: Francis Coquelin!

    1. Big Gun says:

      Absolutely, he has been that missing link we have needed for many a year. But Wenger should not rely on him solely, we still need another top DM to rotate with him for next season.

  43. Uzi Ozil says:

    We Kept Clean Sheeeets this season against Aston Villa. 12:0. I predicted 4:1 but Arsenal said No wayyyyy, Its a clean sheeeet. I am sooo happy. Thanks Guys for making the season a great one…. Gunners for Life!!!! Benteke is no messi or ronaldo’ love how the midfielders and defenders Stopped Him from playing.

  44. GOONSTER says:

    So do we still to get rid of Walcott as Welbeck is a better player and higher in the pecking order??.. smh..

  45. fred cowardly says:

    Such an awesome day
    We win FA Cup
    My favourite players scored (except Ozil) Theo, Oliver and Alexis
    Even BFG scored
    We made history
    Back to Back trophies
    We don’t need to qualify for CL this summer

    Now Wenger go get some Top Top signings

  46. No10 says:

    I had so many pints I’ll thumb you all up till I drop!

    Off to celebrate and score against the wife!

    1. Big Gun says:

      See if you can beat 4 – 0 HAHAHA

      1. No10 says:

        Oh I don’t know…she defends Chelsea style!

  47. pubgooner says:

    Oh sh*t! Got piss##ng DRUNK early with all that happiness! Just need to get laid tonite..will make it a memorable 30/05/15. Thank you AFC. No man of the match there were MEN of the match, yes!

  48. RWRW says:

    Now all we need Is Kell Brook to win title and AJ to smash Johnson up and we have a great weekend

  49. goonerby1 says:

    One of the best performances of the Gunners all season. Good team selection by Arsene.
    Every player totally on their game, Ozil, Santi, Alex, Ramsey brilliant.
    What a perfect Arsenal Team game.

  50. Big Gun says:

    The team were superb, Villa were outplayed and outclassed. Sanchez motm, best player in England right now. I’d also like to take my hat off to Arsene Wenger, he made history today and
    on top of all the criticism he has received, today he has proven that he is STILL the best man for the job.


  51. kanaka says:

    Awesome day. We were superb from the 1st minute. Joy to see that kind of ruthlessness and killer instinct. We were switched on throughout.

    Great tactics and team selection by Le Prof.

    On to bigger and better next season

    Wembley! Wembley!

  52. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Wenger got his tactics spot on.

    Today was special. Last year the vibe was of relief. This year the team and manager seemed to take it in their stride and were in command throughout. This was a huge step forward for us.

    1. Big Gun says:

      Great comment Robin and so true. The gunners are on their way up, next season the BPL title is ours! All we need is perhaps another top DM and CF and we are good to go.

    2. NY_Gunner says:

      What really impressed me, was how we “adapted” on the field without losing our shape or attacking threat…FKN BRILLIANT…

  53. Eddy Hoyte says:

    I love this club

  54. zicson85 says:

    This is a sign of better days ahead. Not forgeting Sanchez Thunder both. Looking forward to meeting Cheski next season Community shield, that is another Wembley visit 7 times in two years. Gunner for life.

  55. Uche Edochie says:

    I feel like a psychic right now. Every single thing that I said this team will do, just happened. Total domination, check. Goals from the usual suspects, check. Tactically out manoeuvring Villa, check. Benteke in Koscielny’s pocket, check. Actually Benteke was in several pockets. He just couldn’t decide his favourite pocket to be in. Francis as the defensive shield, check. Dear gunners, never stop believing. Today is a glorious day.

    1. admin says:

      Ahem Uche, I will draw you to the attention of my betting preview earlier!

      Arsenal have already beaten Villa 5-0 and 3-0 this season, so I am going to have a small 2 quid punt on 4-0 (in the middle!) at an attractive 18/1 although Arsene Wenger doesn’t think the earlier games will have much effect today.

    2. Arsenal007 says:

      Those silly psychic penguins predicted wrongly.

      1. Johannesburgunner says:

        haha. Happy feet probably from Madagascar. The lot eating that stuff on the Villa side were just greedy and the lot on the Arsenal side playful.

      2. NY_Gunner says:

        Those penguins were gooners who wanted to fix the odds…LOL

  56. jermaineBryan says:

    Mertesacker was excellent today completely nullify the threat of benteke and got himself a goal. He definetly won the battle out of the two offensively and defensivley. He has also been the leader of the team this season with artetas absence and is considered the most vocal player on and of the pitch.

    Per critics give credit were its due

    1. pubgooner says:

      Funny: Per shouting at Bellerin.

  57. zicson85 says:

    Success indeed makes the heart merry. Even Arsenal majority share holder was happy today seeing his club lifting trophy today.

    1. Arsenal007 says:

      Happy with the normal scowl on is face.

  58. No10 says:

    There was no nerves today, just a professional show. Keep it this way and we’ll do Chelski!

    The boys are back in town should be our new anthem!

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      We keep doin it like this, and we can beat anybody…

  59. phelyx says:

    London is red. Up next is a fantastic transfer window and we are going for EPL next season

  60. Nokia810 says:

    12th time FA cup winner!!!!
    Time to kick on now!
    Onto our 14th league title and 1st champions league trophy!
    COYG!!!! <3

  61. Gunoor says:

    Congratulations and well done Arsenal. You made us proud to be Arsenal fans. Now do another invincibles’ performance next season and win the champions league while you are at it. We believe this team can do it!

  62. fed-up gunner says:

    No…pls hats off to this team, I can’t quantify my joy; these gunners make me proud… Glory!!!! Up gunners; shout out to Sanchez, Master passer Ozil, Shield Le Coq,workaholic Ramsey, Excellent cazorla of course the sensational walcott…God bless Arsenal…Arsene wenger,u did it again…
    We just nid maybe 2or 3 signing and we are good to go

  63. Young J says:

    Not only london is red we a painting everywhere really proud to be a gunner, yeah the best team in the world.

  64. ger burke says:

    what a wonderful team display , amazing vivtory . i had my doubts coming into this season , but i have been put firmly in my place , and rightly so . i dont think it is fair to pick a man of the match , every player played his heart out this evening . at last i am seeing the true worth of ozil, he was mercurial , santi was a class above , alexis was the heartbeat of this great team . per was awesome , he kept benteke quiet all game .i could name all of the players , they all played their part . without being overly excited that was the perfect team performance. the future looks bright , the future looks red . but the trick is tokeep this type of performance going for next season . hit the ground running with this performance come august and we will be streets ahead of any other team i feel . however , we all know there are two arsenals , the arsenal that turned up at wembley today , and then the arsenal who makes our lives miserable . more of this team work please . two special words here , one word for wenger , tactically he was brilliant today !. and to the arsenal fans that were at the match well done guys , you done us all proud , you created the best wembley athmosphere ever !!. go gunners.

  65. Arsenal007 says:

    Nicklas Bendtner just won his first trophy in years.

  66. Nii says:

    Wow Cant Just Stop Crying Is That Arsenal?????God Bless Wenger God Bless Arsenal

  67. Ozymandias says:

    Congrats to the team and squad. A very dominant performance. Could have easily have been 4 – 0 by halftime but for great goalkeeping and lucky blocks. Hope the lads have a good rest and looking forward to next season with confidence. Well done AW and happy transfer dealing.

  68. No10 says:

    Recipe for the cake of greatness:

    12 FA Cups of glory for 1 cup of money

    Are you listening Chelsea fans? Because the red revolution is coming your way!

  69. Arsenal007 says:

    What did she wear?
    She wore a yellow ribbon…

  70. vitman says:

    Arsene wenger’s team selection and tactics is comendable,he actually analysed Villa’s team very well before making his decision and I hope he will aproach every match in this manner. A wonderous performance by the Gunners and this is an indication that the future is bright. Though,everybody performed really well but Martesacer’s performance caught my eyes the most for a reason, Benteke didn’t win a single headed duel against him all game and that has only shown that he is still a reliable center back.

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