Arsenal travel away to take on Aston Villa looking forward to register consecutive victories in the league after beating Sunderland 3-1 at home last weekend.
Aston Villa are suffering from a sorry run of results in the League and are desperate to better their performance following the 1-1 draw against Southampton last Sunday; and are desperate to register their first win under new boss Remi Garde.
The Gunners look forward to carryover their excellent display in midweek Champions League match over Olympiakos and extend their wins in all competition. And long serving manager Arsene Wenger believes that hopes that Europe qualification will now ignites their title Charge
Aston Villa vs Arsenal : Team Form Comparison
Aston Villa have lost three, draw two and won non in their last five fixtures in all competitions and out of these three lost have seen more than two goals to their opponents.
Arsenal have won three, draw one and lost one in their last five meeting with more than two goals in all competitions. At the same time, they have just one away win in all competitions in their last five fixtures, that’s the 3-0 win over Olympiacos.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal : Head to Head Statistics
Arsenal override Aston Villa for four times and lost just one to the lather since 2013 in all competition.
Aston Villa have not yet seen a win in 14 games this term, the longest in the Premier League era while Arsenal have lost just two of their last 14 Legaue games.
Arsenal have secured over 2.5 goal-line in the last three fixtures against Aston Villa in the Premier League and FA Cup.
Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott have score two goals each in Arsenal’s two consecutive clash with Aston Villa.
Aston Villa : Team News
Jordan Amavi, Gary Gardner, José Ángel Crespo, Micah Richards willl not play for Aston Villa due to injury.
Jack Grealish is back to training with the fist team after his suspension and Jores Okore alongside Tiago Ilori are likely to enjoy playing time
Aston Villa : Predicted Line-up
Arsenal : Team News
Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta, David Ospina, Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Francis Coquelin will all missed this game through injury.
”There will be no Mikel Arteta, no Alexis Sanchez, and all the others will come back after Christmas.
“If you ask me if Jack Wilshere will be fit before the end of December, I say ‘no chance’, said Arsena Wenger when about the club’s injury news.
Apart from the above injured players, Arsenal have no injury worries so Arsene Wenger is likely to name the same squad that face Olympiakos.
Arsenal : Predicted Line-up
Aston Villa vs Arsenal : Prediction
Arsenal are lacking one or two key players through injury which I think you may have no qualms about since they have been able to show character against Sunderland and Olympiacos. But I also have a feeling that those players contributions would be solid in this game because they can spice up the side’s style of play.
Amidst that, the current players do have to shown aggressiveness to pick up three straight win to pile pressure on the heads of League leaders Leicester City. Coming into this game, head-to-head stats heavily favours the Gunners, so its convincingly indicates that the Gunners can get the extra mile to record a win.
Wenger’s side must deploy the mental fortitude shown against Sunderland and Olympiacos here, if so Aston Villa’s struggles are expected to continue for a while.
Prediction : Aston Villa 1-3 Arsenal