Arsenal get again to Premier League motion once they tackle Aston Villa on the Emirates this night [7.15pm kick-off].
The Gunners maintained their 100 per cent document within the Europa League after securing a 4-1 comeback victory over Molde on Thursday evening to place one foot within the knockout phases of the competitors.
Arsenal are additionally going moderately effectively within the league as final weekend’s 1-Zero win over Manchester United at Outdated Trafford was their fourth win in seven Premier League video games so Mikel Arteta shall be trying to proceed their run with one other win immediately.
Victory in north London may transfer Arsenal into the highest 4 if different outcomes go their method however that’s not going to be a simple activity in opposition to a harmful Aston Villa aspect who’ve began the season extraordinarily effectively.
The Villains have received 4 of their six league video games to this point – together with a sensational 7-2 win over Liverpool – so Arsenal can not afford to take them too flippantly this night.
Arsenal don’t have any recent harm worries to cope with however Gabriel Martinelli stays out as he’s nonetheless working his method again from harm whereas Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari are additionally nonetheless unavailable for choice.
Arteta is anticipated to rotate his squad with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin, Gabriel, Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney are set for recollects after being rested for the win over Molde.
David Luiz made a profitable return from harm on Thursday evening however Arteta might choose to go along with Rob Holding in defence after his stable efficiency in opposition to United final week whereas Mohamed Elneny may additionally get a begin in midfield.
Aston Villa are set to be with out Bertrand Traore after he suffered an harm in opposition to Southampton final week so Trezeguet is anticipated to return in to the assault this night.
Goalkeeper Emi Martinez will face-off in opposition to his former aspect for the primary time since leaving Arsenal in the summertime however Tom Heaton and Wesley stay on the sidelines by harm.
Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa: The Villains have loved a superb begin and the win over Liverpool confirmed simply how harmful they are often on their day. Nonetheless, Villa head into the sport off the again of consecutive dwelling defeats to Leeds and Southampton in order that they’ll need to get again on monitor immediately.
Arsenal have been suffering from inconsistent kind themselves this season however Arteta will need to construct on their win over United final week and I feel the Gunners will ease to victory this night.
Villa have seemed susceptible on the again – one thing Arsenal seem to have resolved this season – and with the likes of Aubameyang and Willian in assault, I feel the North Londoners may have an excessive amount of firepower.