The FA Cup is a tournament that any team across all the divisions of English football can compete and a claim a trophy. This year, Liverpool, Arsenal, Aston Villa, and Reading have made the semi-finals of this coveted domestic tournament. Arsenal are fortunate to have drawn Reading in the semi-finals. Reading are a Championship side that has never defeated Arsenal in the team’s long history.
Liverpool are faced with the task of overcoming Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa – he has hit a decent run of form since taking over at Villa Park.
Last year, Arsenal won the FA Cup in a thrilling match against Hull City. Although the Gunner’s conceded two goals before the 20 minutes mark, the eventually won the game 3-2 and won the FA Cup.
Arsenal will attempt to retain their title as they take on Reading and are clearly favourites in the match. If they can win this weekend, they will have made it to the final of the FA Cup for two consecutive years and will attempt to be back-to-back champions.