Sherwood reveals his plans for Aston Villa summer clearout after Arsenal defeat

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Tim Sherwood was far from happy with his Aston Villa side after their FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal.

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has told Sky Sports that he intends to overhaul the squad following their 4-0 FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal.

Villa achieved survival in the Premier League under Sherwood, and he also led his side to the final of the FA Cup after a semi-final win over Liverpool - but the big day against Arsenal didn't go to plan.

Sherwood's men were clearly second best throughout and succumbed to a 4-0 defeat, as goals from Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud helped the Gunners retain the trophy they won a year ago against Hull City.

Villa can now look ahead to the summer transfer window - and manager Sherwood appears to be ready to launch a makeover of his side after a tepid display at Wembley this evening.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the final whistle, Sherwood admitted that he needs to overhaul his squad this summer, and has even told some players that they have no future at Villa Park.

"There will be some changes," said Sherwood. "There will be as many as we can possibly do. We obviously know we need to improve and I think I can improve the group that are already here as well. I’ve done that since I’ve come to the club and I need to start improving a few more and find different ways to play, which suits some of the boys who haven’t played today."

"We’ll start immediately. Some of the boys have already been told they won’t be here next year or they can go and find other clubs. I like to be that honest with them. I don’t want to let experienced players be strung along because I don’t think it’s right. We will be bringing in additions," he added.

With Ron Vlaar and Tom Cleverley both out of contract this summer, Sherwood will need to assess whether they are worth keeping around, whilst a number of fringe players will head for the exit.

The likes of Phillippe Senderos, Antonio Luna, Joe Cole, Yacouba Sylla, Aleksandar Tonev and Nicklas Helenius appear to have bleak futures at Villa, whilst January signing Carles Gil could also leave having found first team football hard to come by under Sherwood.

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