31 May 2015

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa: Vote for Player Ratings and MotM!

A brilliant, dominant performance delivered a record-setting 12th FA Cup to Arsenal in a match whose outcome was never really in doubt. Aston Villa were on the back-foot for the entire match, and only a few amazing saves from keeper Shay Given, plus a few key blocks from defenders, kept us from scoring. However, once we did, the floodgates opened and we flattened the Villans on our way to a 4-0 win, the only real questions left to ponder after halftime being whether we'd keep a clean sheet and how many goals we'd score. After the high drama of last year's final, we could relax and enjoy this one as ecstatic inevitability gave way to manic jubilation in short order. I'm sure we'll give our lads' ratings the sober, judicious consideration they deserve, rather than letting enthusiasm or celebratory beverages cloud our judgment...