Fabian Delph: Villa are not interested in picking up a runners-up medal against Arsenal

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has urged his teammates to take their chance against Arsenal this weekend.

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has urged his teammates to make history by winning the FA Cup final on the club's official site

Villa take on Arsenal on Saturday hoping to lift the FA Cup for the first time since 1957 and Delph wants to go down in the club's folklore.

Although he is anticipating a tough challenge, he has no intention of settling with just making it to the final and he wants to ensure that his side are victorious at Wembley. 

"It's the FA Cup final this Saturday and I can't put into words how excited the boys are," he enthused. 

"It is going to be a huge day for everyone involved with Aston Villa - the supporters, the players and the staff here.

"It has been well documented that the club haven't lifted the FA Cup since 1957, so this is our chance to make history. Getting to the final itself has been a big achievement but we are not going there to settle for runners-up medals.

"It will be a proud moment for me to lead the boys out as captain. I just hope I can get my hands on that famous trophy."

If Villa are to cause an upset and beat Arsenal they will be relying on Delph to perform well in the fixture.

The England international midfielder is key for Tim Sherwood's side, with his all-action performances setting the tone for the rest of the team.

Delph scored in Villa's last match at Wembley - a 2-1 win over Liverpool - and he will be aiming to have a similar impact this time around.

If Villa do lift the trophy it will be a fantastic way for Sherwood to round of his first few months in charge at the club and it will provide them with a lot of momentum heading into next campaign. 

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