It was a great weekend for Arsenal as they breezed past Aston Villa to retain the FA Cup title.
Arsenal and Aston Villa fans descended on Wembley for the last game of the 2014/2015 season to see their teams compete for the FA Cup title. Despite Aston Villa’s successful Cup run and decent second half to the Premier League season, Arsenal were favourites going into the game.
Arsenal dominated from the beginning and in the fortieth minute Theo Walcott finally broke the deadlock to put Arsenal ahead. Alexis Sanchez was next to score for Arsenal with an excellent strike from outside the box to make it two. Aston Villa never looked like much of a threat, and in the sixty-second minute Mertesacker scored a header which put the game to bed. Substitute, Olivier Giroud also got on the score sheet to make it 4-0 to seal the win for the Gunners. Arsenal are now the most successful club in FA cup history, winning twelve titles and taking the Cup for the second year in a row!
The FA Cup marked the end of the 2014/2015 season, however there is still plenty of football to come as the Women’s World Cup is just around the corner. Former Bristol Academy Head Coach, Mark Sampson is in Canada at the moment preparing for his first World Cup as England Manager.
England took on Canada a few days ago in their last warm up game, losing 1-0 to a strong side. However, Sampson and his team were outstanding throughout the qualifiers, winning all ten games, scoring 52 goals and conceding just one. The tournament begins on Saturday 6 June, as hosts Canada take on China in the opening game and England are set to join in the action on Tuesday 9 June against France. Good luck girls! #thisgirlcan