What a day!
Just a short post because I had a pretty major one last the whole of yesterday.
Wenger did everything right. The first trophy I’ve ever see him win by totally out thinking an opponent. He bossed Tim Sherwood tactically.
The decision to play Theo centrally over Giroud completely threw any game plan they had out the window. Villa most likely had been practicing all week to play against a big lump incapable of stretching them with pace. When Wenger threw out the predictability, he kind of killed Villa.
What made the move even better was when he changed up the tactics during the game and moved Theo out wide. The result was Theo latching onto a Sanchez header and opening the scoring.
The second goal was an absolute monster, Alexis Sanchez cut inside and let of a shot so fierce I think it left burn marks in the back of the net. One of the best FA Cup goals we’ll ever see for the sheer spectacular nature of it!
The third goal was a well worked Per Mertesacker header. He out maneuvered Benteke and put home his header with ease.
Finally, Giroud came on to slip home a deft flick for our fourth!
What a game. Total dominance from start to finish. Villa were out classed, out fought and out beaten. Yeah, I said out beaten. I’m not even sure that makes sense!
As for the day, what an afternoon and evening! Villa fans were great, the Arsenal fans were all having loads of fun and the beer flowed.
I literally can’t remember much past Wembley way! I’m sure my phone photo gallery will tell a different story later!
Hopefully some people managed to get down to the parade today, that looked fun. Good to see the boys looking a little bit jaded!
Right, see you tomorrow with something more coherent!