Players in Arsenal’s defence line will be getting more anxious about stopping Christian Benteke in this year’s FA Cup final. Aston Villa’s Ashley Westwood says that Arsenal’s defenders would be embarrassed by Benteke and he is sure that Tim Sherwood’s team will prove bookmakers wrong at Wembley.
Bookmakers had earlier predicted that the odds were against Villa in their FA Cup semi-final match. But they were simply outstanding during their match against Liverpool, beating them 2 – 1 and moving on to their first FA Cup final since 2000. In same way, very few people are predicting a victory for Villa and more football fans have tipped Arsenal to retain the trophy they won last season because of their current form.
Ashley Westwood has great regards for Arsenal and has even said that they are currently the best team in the English Premier League. However, Westwood also feels that the strong attacking ability in Villa’s strikers can create an upset. Tom Cleverley, Jack Grealish and Fabian Delph have all displayed outstanding performance in recent months and Christian Benteke is the man with the best attacking form for Villa right now.
Benteke, the Belgian international ended the league season scoring 12 goals in the last 12 games he played for Aston Villa. Arsne Wenger does not need to be reminded that Benteke scored thrice against Arsenal last season. Villa’s hopes of lifting the FA Cup will rest on his ability to re-enact his superlative form against Arsenal. The great expectations of football fans have caused the FA Cup final tickets 2015 on sale online to be sold out at record breaking speed. Many are eager to see Villa display the kind of performance that proved bookmakers wrong in their semi-final match against Liverpool.
Westwood believes that his team can create another upset. He says that they’ve got a great team, and even though they lost their last two matches against Southampton and Queens Park Rangers, they will bounce back. He is so sure about how good his team is and he feels that when his team plays as they should, they can match any other team in England. The pace of their attackers is quite fast with Fabian breaking out from the midfield and Cleverley resuming scoring, Arsenal should be afraid of that. Benteke is also a defender’s nightmare.
I believe that Christian is very fit now. While he was battling with his achilles heel, people thought he should simply return and start scoring goals immediately. But he’s now at his best, mesmerising defenders, and I trust that they are already losing their sleep because of him, he said.
Jack Grealish provides a completely new line of attack. This 19 year-old sensation, under Tim Sherwood, has been assigned as a number 10 right behind Benteke. Sherwood has given Grealish enough space to fully express his talent. He adds fresh bite to the attack when he plays as if he is on the streets, Westwood revealed.
In the FA Cup semi-final won by Aston Villa, everyone say him display his uncommon ability. In fact, I believe he was the man of the match. For a 19 year-old to perform they way he did, it shows that how much talent and character he has. If he can keep on playing that way, he’s going to go places. He’s an amazing lad and he will be our match-winner.