Aston Villa will on Saturday afternoon, host Arsenal in the Premier League match-day 24 tie at Villa Park.
Aston Villa head to the game after losing 3-1 to Man City in their last Premier League fixture, while Arsenal lost 3-1 against Pep Guardiola’s side.
Unai Emery’s side is currently in 11th place in the Premier League table and has been inconsistent so far this season.
Arsenal, on the other hand, is currently in second position in the league table and has exceeded expectations so far this term.
The Gunners have a good historical record against Aston Villa and have won 86 out of the 200 matches played between both teams, as opposed to Aston Villa’s 69 wins.
Aston Villa’s team news:
Aston Villa will not be with Diego Carlos for this game as he steps up his recovery from Achilles surgery while Jed Steer is also working his way back from a calf concern.
Tyrone Mings will be available for selection after he missed Aston Villa’s defeat to Man City with an unspecified problem.
Mings’s likely return would see Calum Chambers drop to the bench after an underwhelming display against Man City.
Bertrand Traore could potentially play his way into contention as he shakes off a knee injury.
Aston Villa’s probable starting XI:
Martinez, Young, Konsa, Mings, Moreno, Kamara, Luiz, Ramsey, Watkins, Bailey and Buendia.
Arsenal’s team news:
There is still a chance that Thomas Partey could recover on time for the Aston Villa clash after he missed his side’s Premier League defeat against Manchester City due to a muscle injury.
Nevertheless, Jorginho was one of Arsenal’s standout performers against City and will start again if need be against Villa.
Mohamed Elneny and Gabriel Jesus are definitely out as they recover from knee surgeries, while Emile Smith Rowe is still a doubt with his latest thigh concern.
Arteta’s decision to start Takehiro Tomiyasu against the Citizens was not vindicated, so Ben White ought to return against Unai Emery’s men, while the quick turnaround will also benefit Leandro Trossard’s chances of earning a start over Gabriel Martinelli.
Arsenal’s probable starting XI:
Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Xhaka, Jorginho, Odegaard, Trossard, Nketiah and Saka.
thegistsmag predicts that Arsenal will beat Aston Villa. The match will end 2-0 in favour of the North London club.
The kick-off time for Aston Villa vs Arsenal is 1:30 pm.