England - Premier League

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Aston Villa

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  • 72'
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  • Date: 08/11/2020
  • Time: 19:15
  • Venue: Emirates Stadium
  • Referee: Martin Atkinson
Arsenal v Aston Villa - Preview

Date published: 11/6/2020 10:42:11 PM

Arsenal v Aston Villa - Preview

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta set to recall rested stars to face Villa

Arsenal will recall a host of regular names for their Premier League clash with Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Only Bernd Leno and Willian kept their places for the 4-1 Europa League victory over Molde on Thursday with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes all set to return at the weekend.

Pablo Mari (ankle) and Gabriel Martinelli (knee) are absent while there are doubts over Calum Chambers – who is working his way back to full fitness following a serious knee injury – and Reiss Nelson whose own minor knee issue saw him miss the win over Molde.

Bertrand Traore is out for Aston Villa after coming off in their 4-3 defeat to Southampton.

The forward has a groin injury but boss Dean Smith expects him to be available after the international break.

Tom Heaton (knee) has returned to full training although is not ready to return to the squad and Wesley (knee) remains out with Kortney Hause (groin) a doubt.

Arsenal provisional squad: Leno, Runarsson, Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Gabriel, Luiz, Mustafi, Saliba, Kolasinac, Tierney, Saka, Ceballos, Elneny, Partey, Willock, Xhaka, Nelson, Pepe, Smith Rowe, Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah.

Aston Villa provisional squad: Martinez, Steer, Cash, Taylor, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Targett, Engels, Guilbert, Elmohamady, Luiz, McGinn, Grealish, Hourihane, Trezeguet, Nakamba, Barkley, El Ghazi, Watkins, Davis.

 

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 8
  • Emirates Stadium
  • Martin Atkinson
  • 08 Nov, 19:15

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Lineups

Arsenal
(4-2-3-1)
Aston Villa
(4-2-3-1)
  • 1. B. Leno

  • 2. Bellerín

  • 16. R. Holding

  • 3. K. Tierney

  • 6. Gabriel Magalhães

  • 25. Mohamed Elneny

  • 18. T. Partey

    46'
  • 7. B. Saka

  • 9. A. Lacazette

    65'
  • 12. Willian

    65'
  • 14. P. Aubameyang

Substitutes

  • 13. R. Rúnarsson

  • 23. David Luiz

  • 15. A. Maitland-Niles

  • 34. G. Xhaka

  • 8. Dani Ceballos

    46'
  • 30. E. Nketiah

    65'
  • 19. N. Pépé

    65'
  • 26. E. Martínez

  • 5. T. Mings

  • 4. E. Konsa

  • 18. M. Targett

  • 10. J. Grealish

  • 6. Douglas Luiz

  • 2. M. Cash

  • 20. R. Barkley

  • 7. J. McGinn

  • 17. Trézéguet

    88'
  • 0. O. Watkins Goal Goal

Substitutes

  • 0. J. Steer

  • 3. N. Taylor

  • 27. Ahmed El Mohamady

  • 14. C. Hourihane

  • 19. M. Nakamba

  • 21. A. El Ghazi

    88'
  • 0. K. Davis

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Aston Villa vs Arsenal

There is a 28.2% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Arsenal, at 48.9%, are heavy favorites to beat Aston Villa who have a 22.9% chance.
In simulation wins, Aston Villa upsets Arsenal by averaging 11.0 shots and 4.3 shots on goal.
They average 2.1 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.5 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Arsenal 1.5 to Aston Villa 1.0.

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    Arsenal 0 - 3 Aston Villa - Match Report

    Date published: 11/9/2020 2:21:29 AM

    Wat about that? Ollie at the double as Aston Villa win at Arsenal

    Dean Smiths side beat the Gunners 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

    Ollie Watkins hit a quickfire double as Aston Villa stunned Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium to return to winning ways.

    Dean Smith’s side recorded a famous victory over Premier League champions Liverpool earlier in the season and proved that it was more than a one-off as they outclassed the Gunners to leave north London with a 3-0 win.

    Watkins, who had helped himself to a hat-trick against Liverpool, scored a second-half double to add to Bukayo Saka’s own goal – with Villa also unlucky to see a first-minute strike ruled out as Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley shone in midfield.

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta had been calling for consistency after winning at Manchester United last weekend but will be left scratching his head over the international break following the worst performance of his tenure to date.

    It was a quiet return to Arsenal for goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who left for Villa Park in the summer, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang endured another frustrating 90 minutes.

    The result takes Villa up to sixth in the table, three points off the summit and with a game in hand on all seven sides above them, while Arsenal sit 11th following a fourth defeat of the campaign.

    Arsenal v Aston Villa – Premier League – Emirates Stadium
    It was a sobering night for Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta (Andy Rain/PA)

    Villa thought they had opened the scoring with just 48 seconds on the clock as John McGinn brilliantly lashed home from inside the box.

    The goal was eventually ruled out, however, after a lengthy VAR check deemed Ross Barkley had been stood offside and blocked Bernd Leno’s view of the strike.

    Having seen his goal chalked off, McGinn almost presented the hosts with the lead as his underhit backpass saw Thomas Partey burst through, only for Martinez to react speedily and race from his line to save.

    Match Highlights

    Arsenal were struggling to keep things tight at the back and soon Villa would take the lead as Grealish and Barkley combined to free Matt Targett, whose low cross was turned into his own net at the back post by Saka.

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    Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, right, gave Villa the lead when he put the ball into his own net (Alastair Grant/PA)

    Arteta’s side continued to toil, unable to test Martinez before the interval as Alexandre Lacazette headed a Kieran Tierney cross over the bar from seven yards out.

    Arsenal’s task was made harder when they had to take Partey off at half-time, the summer signing having suffered a thigh injury in his earlier coming together with Martinez.

    Villa started the second half as they had played much of the first and were soon in on the Arsenal goal again, this time Leno turning a Trezeguet effort behind for a corner soon after the restart.

    Grealish was next to bring a stop out of Leno, who did not seem to know much about saving the Villa captain’s acute strike.

    Arsenal v Aston Villa – Premier League – Emirates Stadium
    Jack Grealish, centre, caught the eye again (Andy Rain/PA)

    Arteta turned to his bench, introducing Eddie Nketiah and Nicolas Pepe in place of ineffectual duo Willan and Lacazette.

    Pepe, who has scored two in two in the Europa League, came close to levelling with a curling strike that whipped wide of the post.

    Despite Arsenal looking to add a cutting edge Villa would soon kill off the game in a scintillating three-minute spell.

    First, Douglas Luiz’s fine pass picked out Barkley, whose cross was headed in by Watkins from close-range.

    Arsenal v Aston Villa – Premier League – Emirates Stadium
    Watkins got on the scoresheet with this effort (Alastair Grant/PA)

    It could have been worse for the hosts had Dani Ceballos not been in the right place to clear Grealish’s strike off the line with the Arsenal defence all at sea.

    But it would prove only a short respite as Watkins would double his tally for the evening, finishing coolly past Leno after more good work from Grealish.

    Arsenal could not muster a reaction in the closing stages as Villa claimed a fourth league clean sheet of the season, just one fewer than they managed in the whole of the 2019-20 campaign.

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