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Paul Lambert and Roy Keane
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Arsenal travel to Villa Park to face Paul Lambert's Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. There is no live TV coverage. Live Radio commentary of the match on BBC Radio 5Live. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:20pm BST.


Aston Villa welcome Arsenal to Villa Park on Saturday. The Villans will go into the game in a buoyant mood following the win over Liverpool in their previous Premier League encounter at Anfield.

Paul Lambert's men are the surprise package of the league this season, which sees them currently in second place following an unbeaten start to the season (W3, D1).

The manager will hope that captain Ron Vlaar can come through a late fitness test, but will have Nathan Baker on standby to deputise if needed.

Arsene Wenger

Meanwhile, Arsenal come into the game under pressure to win. They have drawn their last two games in the Premier League.

They come into this game following a difficult loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. A game that saw the German team completely dominate the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger will hope to turn things around at Villa Park. The manager will have the services of Calum Chambers, who will fill in at right-back for Mathieu Debuchy and Jack WIlshere has recovered from the ankle knock he suffered against the Bundesliga club.

Arsenal will hope to continue their winning run at Villa Park, which has seen them go unbeaten in their last 15 visits (W8, D7).

What Managers Say

Paul Lambert: "Everything is really positive at the moment with the way we have started in the league. When you're winning it's the best job in the world, but getting beat it's slightly different. At the moment it is a right good place. We must keep building it and get the stability there which will help. With the start we've had we've got something to build on."

Arsene Wenger: "I think what was important is that we came out of Saturday's game feeling that we had a very good performance and on Tuesday night we didn't, so it's important we come back. We have confidence in our strengths and we want to show that we can perform in the game that is important on Saturday."

Betting Odds (

  • Aston Villa to win: 62/17
  • Draw: 13/5
  • Arsenal to win: 9/11

Team News

Gabriel Agbonlahor
Gabriel Agbonlahor Getty

Aston Villa

  • Injured: Benteke (Achilles), Kozak (Broken Leg)
  • Doubtful: Ron Vlaar (Calf)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Guzan; Hutton, Senderos, Baker, Cissokho; Westwood, Weimann, Cleverley, Delph, Richardson; Agbonlahor.


  • Injured: Debuchy (ankle), Giroud (foot), Gnabry, Walcott (both knee), Monreal (back), Sanogo (hamstring).
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Szczesny; Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Flamini; Sánchez, Ramsey, Wilshere, Özil; Welbeck.