Arsenal v Aston Villa: Expected Starting XIs – Mesut Ozil set to defend FA Cup title

Arsenal take on Aston Villa at Wembley stadium hoping to lift the FA Cup title for the second season running.

The Gunners will be without Danny Welbeck while Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy are injury doubts.

Villa could be without goalkeeper Shay Given but have no other major injury concerns.

Wojciech Szczesny is likely to start in goal and continue his role as the cup keeper for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger will also have to chose between Olivier Giroud and in form striker Theo Walcott upfront.

Mesut Özil is almost certain to start and has a good record against Villa with two goals and two assists in his last three games against the Claret and Blues.

The World Cup winner also starred in the Gunners FA Cup triumph last season.

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Arsenal – Aston Villa

Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Managers: Arsene Wenger (Arsenal), Tim Sherwood (Aston Villa)

Stadium: Wembley

Arsenal expected starting lineup: Szczesny; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Cazorla, Coquelin, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud

Aston Villa expected starting lineup: Given; Bacuna, Vlaar, Baker, Richardson; Cleverley, Westwood, Delph, Grealish; Agbonlahor, Benteke