Arsenal will look to quickly get back on track as they travel to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa, in an important Premier League Matchday 30 tie on Saturday afternoon with kickoff at 15:30.
Both sides have been impressive in the Premier League recently, although both failed to extend their winning streaks in their previous league matches. Aston Villa fell to a 2-1 defeat at London Stadium in an emotional encounter that saw Ukraine’s Andriy Yarmolenko cause a few tears with his clinical opening goal in the 70th minute. Pablo Fornals secure the three points for the Hammers 12 minutes later, although Jacob Ramsey struck a sublime late consolation for Villa to make things interesting.
The defeat ended their three-match winning streak in the Premier League, a run that saw them climb back into the top-half and now sit in the ninth on 36points from 28 matches, six points above the 13th-placed Brighton.
They will be looking to quickly bounce back as they aim at keeping their top-half status in the league standings and will draw confidence from their 4-0 thumping of Southampton in their previous league match at Villa Park.
Meanwhile Arsenal despite attempting to get over a rampant Liverpool, the Reds clinical qualities proved to be much for the Gunners in the second half as Arsenal’s nemeses Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino put two goals past Aaron Ramsdale to earn the crucial three points.
The defeat ended Arsenal’s five-match winning streak in the Premier League, although Mikel Arteta’s side remain in the driving seat when it comes to the Champions League race as they sit fourth, a point above Manchester United with two games in hand.
They will look to quickly return to winning ways as seek to keep their status in the standings. They will be confident heading into the match having won all their last four matches at away in the Premier League, scoring a total of 13 goals in the run.
Also the Gunners ran out 3-1 winners when they welcomed Aston Villa to the Emirates earlier this season and will want to complete a double on the Lions, although they have suffered back-to-back defeats at Villa Park.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal head to head
Both sides have met in 53 encounters since 1993 with Arsenal claiming 30 victories while Aston Villa have claimed nine victories and there have been 14 draws.
- Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa 22/10/21
- Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal 06/02/21
- Arsenal 0-3 Aston Villa 08/11/20
- Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal 21/07/20
- Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa 22/09/19
- West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa
- Leeds 0-3 Aston Villa
- Aston Villa 4-0 Southampton
- Brighton 0-2 Aston Villa
- Aston Villa 0-1 Watford
- Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool
- Arsenal 2-0 Leicester
- Watford 3-2 Arsenal
- Arsenal 2-1 Wolves
- Arsenal 2-1 Brentford
Aston Villa team news
Aston Villa will be without Marvelous Nakamba due to injury.
Arsenal team news
Arsenal will still be without Takehiro Tomiyasu due to injury.
Prediction and odds
- Arsenal win
- Both sides to score
- Goals over 2.5