FA Cup Final Opta Stats: Arsenal v Aston Villa

Will it be a record breaking FA Cup victory for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal when they face Aston Villa?
Will it be a record breaking FA Cup victory for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal when they face Aston Villa?
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Old master Arsene Wenger locks horns with rookie coach Tim Sherwood as Arsenal meet Aston Villa in the FA Cup final. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Aston Villa have kept just two clean sheets in their last 21 FA Cup matches."

Over 2.5 goals is 1.8910/11.

Aston Villa have kept just two clean sheets in their last 21 FA Cup matches. Over 2.5 goals is 1.8910/11.

Villa have played in the FA Cup final 10 times, winning seven. They are priced at 4.03/1 to win the cup.

This will be Arsenal's 19th FA Cup final, a record for any team, and have won a joint-high 11 FA Cup finals. Arsenal are 1.321/3 to win the cup for a 12th time.

Olivier Giroud has scored seven and assisted four goals in his 13 FA Cup appearances, and has scored in each of his last three games against Villa. Giroud is 2.427/5 to score.

Only George Ramsay (6 with Aston Villa) has won the FA Cup as a manager more times than Arsene Wenger (5). Arsenal are 1.574/7 to win within 90 minutes.

Arsenal and Aston Villa have been drawn together 10 times in the FA cup with the Gunners winning seven and the Villans three. Arsenal are 2.427/5 to win half-time/full-time.

The last FA Cup meeting between these two sides came in 2012 when Villa led 2-0 at half-time only to see the Gunners overturn the deficit in a seven minute period in the second-half to record a 3-2 win. The half-time Villa/full-time Arsenal double result is 25.024/1.

Christian Benteke has scored three goals in his last three appearances against Arsenal. Benteke is 3.8514/5 to score.

Mesut Özil has two goals and two assists in three appearances against Aston Villa. He is 4.67/2 to score.

Eight of the last nine FA Cup matches involving Aston Villa have been settled by a one-goal margin. Six of the last eight have seen a 2-1 scoreline. Villa are 25.024/1 to win 2-1.

All eight FA Cup finals at the new Wembley have been won by a one goal margin. Arsenal are 9.89/1 to win 2-1.

16 of the last 21 FA Cup finals have seen only one team find the net. Arsenal are 2.588/5 to win.

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