Arsenal are looking to repeat their feat in the early 2000's and retain the FA Cup in 2015 Getty

Arsenal take on Aston Villa in the final of the 2015 FA Cup at Wembley Stadium on 30 May. Can the Gunners defend their title or will the Villans win the trophy for the first time since 1957? Catch the action live!

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5.30pm BST. Live coverage is available on BBC One and BBC One HD. Radio commentary of the game is available on BBC Radio 5Live.


Arsenal are gracing Wembley Stadium for the second consecutive season as they take on Aston Villa in the final of the FA Cup.

The Gunners are keen to win their second trophy in two years to make up for all the years without a trophy. It also marks a year of progress for the north London club, who finished third and achieved direct qualification for next season's Champions League.

Arsene Wenger will hope his team can learn from last year's mistakes, when they conceded two goals early in the first-half handing Hull City the initiative, despite eventually winning the clash through an Aaron Ramsey goal in extra-time.

The Frenchman has a selection dilemma as he has almost a full squad to choose barring the absence of Danny Welbeck, who is injured. Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are pushing for a start, but it remains to be seen if Wenger will change his lineup ahead of the crucial clash.

Christian Benteke
Christian Benteke will hope to continue his good goal scoring form against Arsenal in the final on Saturday evening Getty Images

Meanwhile, Aston Villa come into this clash looking to win their first FA Cup since 1957, and will be confident after dispatching Liverpool in the semi-finals.

Tim Sherwood is confident that his team will take the game to the Cup holders, and is hoping that he can inspire his team to glory after helping them seal Premier League survival subsequent to taking over with 12 games remaining in the season.

Christian Benteke will be hoping to continue his good form that has seen him score 12 goals in his last 12 appearances and he has a certain liking towards Arsenal having scored three times against them in two games last season.

FA Cup final match stats

Only George Ramsay (six with Aston Villa between 1887 and 1920) has won the FA Cup as a manager more times than Arsene Wenger.

Villa have played in the FA Cup final 10 times, winning seven, making them the fourth-most successful side in the competition

What managers say

Tim Sherwood: "You won't find anymore more up for it than me. I get more anxious than nervous. The worst time for me is waiting for the game to happen. I'm anxious that I can't do anything more than I can do. I want to be on the pitch rather than in that technical area but my time has gone. I just tell the boys that it's their time now and that their chance is on the pitch and they can really affect it."

Arsene Wenger: "Yes, I get the same excitement. I get even more responsibilities because you know what it means for us, and I know that it's not easy to get there. Once you're there you want to win it. I believe that going to Wembley is always a special occasion. I've had the luck to be there many times and for us it's an opportunity to finish our season on a high and to reward the whole team with a trophy. That's what you want to achieve."

Betting odds (

  • Arsenal win: 19/10
  • Draw: 27/11
  • Aston Villa win: 16/11

Team news


  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Injured: Welbeck (bruising)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Cazorla, Coquelin, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud.

Aston Villa

  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Injured: Given (groin)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Guzan; Bacuna, Vlaar, Baker, Richardson; Cleverley, Westwood, Delph, Grealish; Agbonlahor, Benteke.