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Christian Benteke will be giving Arsenal 'sleepless nights' ahead of FA Cup final

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FA ban Aston Villa flag for the FA Cup final because it contains a reference to Arsenal

Fans have signed a petition to overturn decision

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Aston Villa consider appeal over £200,000 fine for FA Cup pitch invasions during win over West Brom

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Arsenal face Hull in a repeat of last season's final

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The FA could sell naming rights for £30million

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Reading goalkeeper's blunder cost his side a place in 30 May showpiece

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Aston Villa and Reading charged by the FA after pitch invasions during respective FA Cup sixth round victories

It is alleged that Villa and Reading failed to prevent spectators encroaching on the pitch

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho clash on the touchline

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Arsenal will face Aston Villa on 30 May in a bid to retain their FA Cup crown, but face league leaders Chelsea this weekend in a must-win game for their development

Arsene Wenger talks to his Arsenal team

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