Here are the battles we reckon will define the FA Cup final at Wembley…
If we come out on top in these – we should be collecting Arsene Wenger’s 6th trophy come Saturday evening.
Laurent Koscielny v Christian Benteke
Although Per Mertesacker is the taller centre-back, Koscielny is actually better in the air, so will have the unenviable task of competing with Villa’s giant Belgian – who in the air – is as good as any forward in Europe. Tim Sherwood’s best chance of securing a victory against us will be getting his team feeding Benteke aerially, and it’s up to our defenders to neutralise his force. If we can do it – Villa will struggle to score. Simple as.