Last challenge in the season for Arsenal and FA Cup Final on May 30
Welbeck and Ozil preview the FA CUP Final: Arsenal – Aston Villa on May 30th.
“We played them earlier this season and we had two comfortable victories against them in the Premier League, but anything can happen in the FA Cup final,” the England forward told Arsenal Player.
“It’s who wants it most on the day and it’s going to be a very difficult game. They’ve got talented players all over the pitch and there’s a lot of young talent there.
“I know quite a few of them like Fabian Delph and Tom Cleverley pretty well, and I know that they’re players who can really change a game at any moment. It’s going to be difficult.
“To get to an FA Cup final is huge for the club and we obviously want to go out there to try and win as many trophies as possible. I’m looking forward to the game and I’m sure everyone’s going to be well prepared for that.”
“The team are successful and I feel so at home here because of the way in which I was received by the whole team. The boss gives me a lot of help too because he gives me his trust, and that helps me to feel happy at Arsenal as well.
“When you come to England and watch the games, you can feel how tough it is. In other leagues, you have some games that are really difficult and others that aren’t. Here, the season is very long and with many games. You have to play in midweek too and without a winter break.
“As a player, that’s something you have to get used to. In my first season, not having a winter break meant that I could notice my body becoming a bit tired. I had the World Cup after my first season here. It was such a great time but when I came back, the fitness coach said that even though I felt fit, the freshness was missing.
“I continued to give everything to help the team and that’s how I got my injury. That was a really bitter time because I missed football but it’s an experience you have to go through as a player. My aim was always to come back stronger and, thanks to God, everything worked out.”