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Arsenal v Aston Villa FA Cup final team sheets: Walcott starts while Ospina is benched

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has started Theo Walcott and benched David Ospina for their FA Cup final encounter with Aston Villa.

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Meanwhile Villans boss Tim Sherwood has stuck with the team that has saved the club from relegation as well as fired them to Wembley. The Gunners will have to deal with the talents of Christian Benteke, Fabian Delph, and Jack Grealish in the final match of the season.

However, their North London have decided to twist. They have kept Walcott in the side, who scored hat trick in their last match against West Brom while Olivier Giroud hasn’t netted in the last eight games. Szczesny has come in for David Ospina, with the latter being first choice in Premier League action.

We will have to see if this pays off for Wenger, with the Poland international roundly criticised after a mistake against Reading in the semi finals. Could this decision cost them the cup?

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