Arsenal have won nine of their last 12 home games. Arsenal have beaten Aston Villa in six of their last seven face-to-face meetings. Last season, the Gunners beat Birmingham 3:2 at home, but lost 0:1 away. In the last three matches with the participation of Arsenal, no more than one goal has been scored. In four of the last five matches, Aston Villa played the forecast “total over 2.5”. Aston Villa have scored in five of their six games this season.
With this victory, the Gunners interrupted a streak of two defeats in the Premier League. With a minimum score of 0:1, Arsenal have previously lost to Manchester City and Leicester. In general, Mikel Arteta's charges lost three times in seven matches. In addition to the above two failures, they were also left without points in the match with Liverpool (1:3).
But in the rest of the fights, "Arsenal" won exclusively. Fulham was beaten on the road (3:0) and on the home arena with the same score 2:1 there was success in the matches with West Ham and Sheffield United. In general, within the Premier League, the Gunners successfully play in their home arena. For 12 previous meetings at home they suffered only one defeat.
Before the upcoming matches, the London club is in ninth place in the standings, losing only four points to the leader.
In the infirmary are Gabriel Martinelli, Calum Chambers, Mesut Ozil, Pablo Mari and Sokratis Papastatopoulos. Questionable is the presence of Riss Nelson.
The luck ended there. In the last two matches, the team did not score, but conceded as many as seven goals. First, Dean Smith's charges were trampled at home by Leeds (0:3) and then they were defeated at home by Southampton (3:4).
After two successive failures, Aston Villa moved down the standings and are now in eighth place. The team has the same number of points on its balance sheet as the Gunners, but is ahead of its future rival due to better performance.
In general, Aston Villa does not play very well on the rivals' fields. For the entire past season, the Birmingham club won only two away wins.
The coaching staff will not be able to count on Bertrand Traor, Tom Heaton and Wesley in this meeting. The presence of Courtney House is questionable.
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