Arsenal is keen on extending their last win at Old Trafford last week this weekend. The home side will be playing host to Aston Villa at the Emirates. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 10:15 pm.
Arsenal ended their 14 years wait for a win at Old Trafford last week with a 1-0 win over Manchester United. Aston Villa fell short of a seven-goal thriller against Southampton last weekend.
Mikel Arteta is shifting the mentality of Arsenal, especially when it comes to the traditional big 6. Arsenal last weekend recorded their first away win against a Big six side since 2015. Captain Pierre Aubameyang came through with a penalty converted on the spot after a foul by Paul Pogba against Hector Bellerin.
Their winning spirit extended in their midweek clash in the Europa League with a 4-1 win over Molde. Despite Leno’s mishap leading to the first goal, the Gunners showed a fighting spirit ending in a 4-1 win. Arsenal is currently on top of their Europa League group with three wins, making it directly to the knockout stages.
Aston Villa started the season on a high note with a winning streak for Dean Smith. Their loss in the Premier League started with a 3-0 loss to Leeds United. It followed with a thrilling 4-3 loss to Southampton last weekend.
Arsenal v Aston Villa Head to Head
Both sides have 26 games against each other, with Arsenal takes home 16 wins while Aston Villa has four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Arsenal 4-1 Molde
Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-0 Dundalk
Arsenal 0-1 Leicester City
Rapid Wein 1-2 Arsenal
Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton
Aston Villa 0-3 Leeds United
Leicester City 0-1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool
Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke City
Arsenal Team News
After two impressive performances in the Europa League, Willock is knocking on the doors for a Premier League debut this season. El Neny is building a good reputation at the Emirates and expects a starting role this weekend. Nicolas Pepe is pushing for a recall ahead of Willian this weekend.
Aston Villa Team News
Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez lines up to come against his former side following his summer move. After picking an injury against Southampton, Bertrand Traore will remain on the sidelines, with Trezeguet a possible replacement.
Prediction and Odds
Aston Villa looks weak in their defensive setting, and we expect Arsenal to take advantage this Sunday.
Goals Under 2.5
Both Teams to Score