Confirmed: Arsenal v Aston Villa line-ups

This is how Arsenal and Aston Villa will line up for the FA Cup final at London’s Wembley Stadium this evening…

Arsenal will be looking to retain the FA Cup when they take on Aston Villa in the final of the prestigious competition at London’s Wembley Stadium this evening.

The Gunners won the competition last season when they got the better of Hull City 3-2 after extra time in the final.

It was the North London outfit’s first major trophy since 2005, and they will be determined to make it two in a row today.

Arsenal are the joint-most successful side in FA Cup history, having lifted the trophy 11 times - the same as Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Villa will be looking to end the season on a high. Under Tim Sherwood, the Villans managed to retain their Premier League status for next season, and now they will be keen on winning the FA Cup.

Only three clubs have lifted the FA Cup on more occasions than Villa, who have won the trophy seven times. Their seven FA Cup wins came between 1887 and 1957.

This is the first time that Arsenal and Villa will face each other in the final of the FA Cup.

Arsenal XI: Szczesny, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Walcott

Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Flamini, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud

Aston Villa XI: Given, Hutton, Vlaar, Okore, Richardson, Westwood, Delph (c), Cleverley, Grealish, N'Zogbia, Benteke

Subs: Guzan, Bacuna, Sinclair, Agbonlahor, Cole, Sanchez, Baker

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