FA Cup 2015 final: Arsenal F.C. beats Aston Villa 4-0; I’m very proud, says Arsene Wenger
FA Cup Final – Arsenal vs Aston Villa – Theo Walcott ended a frustrating season by scoring the first goal as Arsenal won a record 12th FA Cup title Saturday with a dominant 4-0 victory over Aston Villa in the final at Wembley Stadium.
Walcott, who missed most of 2014 with a knee injury sustained in an FA Cup game, volleyed home a shot in the 40th minute to put defending champion Arsenal ahead.
Alexis Sanchez doubled the lead with a fierce 25-yard shot that dipped in via the underside of the crossbar before Per Mertesacker scored with a header in the 62nd. Olivier Giroud completed the win in injury time.
”It was amazing,” Walcott said. ”Any win is fantastic. The manner we did it today was great, we played great football and kept a clean sheet. We always knew if we kept a clean sheet we were going to score goals and win the game.”