Tom Cleverley has warned Arsenal that Aston Villa will not go down without a fight in the FA Cup final come 30 May and that their results in the Premier League against the Gunners are not representative of their current form.
The midfielder is currently on loan from Manchester United and will be a free agent in the summer. The midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal when his contract ends with the Red Devils.
The Villans completed a shock 2-1 win over Liverpool in the semi-final, coming from behind as Philippe Coutinho scored the opener for the Reds. Fabian Delph scored the winner for Villa in the second half to book a date with holders Arsenal in the final.
The Gunners had got into a muddle in their game against Reading, with the Championship side forcing them into a corner after equalising owing to a mistake from Wojciech Szczesny in the second half. The Gunners probed with all their might but Adam Federici put in a fantastic performance in front of goal to take the game to extra time.
However, it ended on a sorry note for the Australian, who allowed Alexis Sanchez's shot to squirm through his legs and into the net, thus pouring cold water over Reading's hopes of pulling off a massive upset.
"I think The FA Cup final is a one-off day. Hull nearly managed to do it against them last year and we'll be going into the match in full confidence," the Cleverley told the official FA Cup website.
"When we have played Arsenal this year we have been in bad spells, but hopefully come Saturday, May 30, we will be right on form.
"It hasn't sunk in yet that we will be playing for a major trophy in a massive final - it's [a] hugely proud moment," he added.
The midfielder has also praised Tim Sherwood for his influence and insists that it is his intervention that has had a transforming effect on the team.
"He has brought an attacking style of football. At times we gamble, and it is a case of entertaining the fans and that's what was needed to bring back to the football club," the 25-year-old said.
"Along with some fantastic defensive displays, we are good to watch and it's [a] great [team] to play in.
"I'm playing with four fantastic midfielders here in Westy [Ashley Westwood], Carlos [Sanchez] and Delphy, so it's an absolute pleasure to play with them every week and I'm really enjoying my football," he continued.