Arsenal are cementing themselves as one of the sides to really watch out for this season. A flawless start to the campaign sees Mikel Arteta‘s men sit comfortably top of the Premier League, with their next test being a home tie against Steven Gerrard‘s Aston Villa.
Villa are yet to get going this season, they only have one win thus far and most recently lost to fellow slow starters, West Ham United. A couple more losses will really put the pressure on Gerrard, so they’ll be desperate to get something off the high-flying Gunners in this fixture.
So, with this – here’s everything you need to know regarding the fixture between Arsenal and Aston Villa
Arsenal vs Aston Villa will take place on Wednesday 31st August 2022 at the Emirates. The match will kick off at 19:30 PM UK time/BST.
How To Watch
Football fans in England will be over the moon to hear that Arsenal vs Aston Villa will be televised live on BT Sports 4.
If you are looking to live stream the big match, you can do so via the BT Sport app or Virgin streaming service.
You need to have an account or a monthly pass to access the live stream, so make sure you have everything you need prior to kick-off. The monthly pass costs £25.
Arsenal have some injury blows in the form of key men Thomas Partey and Oleksandr Zinchenko who both missed their last match, they also look unlikely to feature in this one.
Arsenal Predicted XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus
Aston Villa Predicted XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Kamara, Ramsey; Bailey, Watkins, Coutinho
Head to Head
This upcoming match will be the 20th between the two sides. Arsenal has won 14, and Aston Villa has won five. There has been one draw between the two sides historically.
Last three meetings in all competitions:
- 19th March 2022: Aston Villa 0 – 1 Arsenal
- 22nd October 2021: Arsenal 3 – 1 Aston Villa
- 6th February 2021: Aston Villa 1 – 0 Arsenal
The betting markets have Arsenal as their favourites.
- Arsenal to win: 4/9
- Draw: 7/2
- Wolves to win: 5/1
Arsenal have been top class so far, and they’ll most likely continue their scintillating form against Aston Villa.
Prediction: Arsenal 2 – 0 Aston Villa
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