Aston Villa vs Arsenal, live! Score, updates, how to watch, videos
All eyes will be on Arsenal as they head to Aston Villa on Saturday looking to get back on track after their midweek defeat at Manchester City.
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Mikel Arteta’s side battled hard against City but made big mistakes at key moments and they have now been knocked off top spot after dropping points in four of their last six Premier League games. All is not lost as they still have a game in-hand on City but Arteta has a big job on his hands to raise the confidence levels for this clash at Villa Park, and beyond.
As for Villa, their confidence has taken a bit of a battering in recent weeks as they’ve conceded seven goals in their last two outings, which were defeats against Leicester City and Manchester City. Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery has done a fine job to steady the ship since he arrived at Villa and they generally look much better defensively and are very dangerous on the counter.
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Kick off: 7:30am ET, Saturday
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Very tight after that Arsenal equalizer. Villa trying to sit in a solid 4-5-1 and Arsenal look the more likely to grab the next goal.
GOALLLL! Wow. What a hit from Bukayo Saka. Incredible volley. Poor clearance from Tyrone Mings but that was a lovely finish from Saka. Arsenal have responded superbly to going behind early. Aston Villa 1-1 Arsenal. Just over 15 minutes in. What a start.
CHANCE! Ben White dinks it in for Eddie Nketiah and he looks certain to score but somehow Tyrone Mings gets a touch on his header from a yard out and it goes over, and then the offside flag goes up. Wow. Incredible clearance.
GOALLLL! With the first real attack of the game Villa lead. Ollie Watkins is played in over the top, surges away and smashes home across goal. What a goal from Aston Villa and they lead Arsenal 1-0. Tom Hanks will be delighted with that.
KICK OFF! We are underway at a loud Villa Park. Let’s see if Arsenal can respond to that midweek defeat. Celebrity Villa fan Tom Hanks is in the house. It is a BIG day in Birmingham. Sorry. Couldn’t help myself with that one.
Key storylines & in-form players to watch
All of the focus will be on Arsenal and how they respond to that home defeat, their first of the season, to Manchester City. All is not lost for Arteta’s young side and if they can cut out some of the big defensive mistakes and also finish the chances they are creating, they will hang in their with Man City for the rest of the season. The fine details alluded them in their top of the table clash but they’ve been very good at being ruthless and scoring early throughout this season.
Villa’s midfield could cause them problems though as Kamara and Luiz have been excellent since Emery’s arrival and Watkins and Bailey have also looked electric in attack.
Aston Villa team news, injuries, lineup
OUT: Diego Carlos (Achilles), Jed Steer (Achilles)
Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup
OUT: Gabriel Jesus (knee), Mohamed Elneny (knee), Thomas Partey (back)
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