Aston Villa vs Arsenal – Premier league: Live score and updates

Aston Villa vs Arsenal – Premier league: Live score, team news and updates as Villa seek 15th consecutive home win against a Gunners side without Mikel Arteta

Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for the latest scores, team news and updates as Aston Villa host Arsenal at Villa Park seeking their 15th consecutive home win while the Gunners look to extend their return to the top of the Premier League table.

Aston Villa team news

Arsenal team news

Just the one change for Arsenal as Zinchenko replaces Kiwior who earned a rare start at Luton.

But apart from that, it’s the same team as four days ago with David Raya keeping his place despite his two errors at Kenilworth Road.

(4-3-3) – Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Havertz, Odegaard; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

Subs: Ramsdale, Cedric, Kiwior, Walters, Jorginho, Elneny, Nelson, Trossard, Nketiah

Tomiyasu is still out with a calf problem.

Villa's imperious home form

Unai Emery – who left his role as Arsenal boss four years ago this week – has got something special going at Aston Villa.

Not only did he take them from relegation trouble last year to the Europa Conference League, but they are even being touted as potential title contenders this season in some parts.

This has no doubt been helped by their 14 consecutive home league wins.

In fact, they have lost just four home matches at Villa Park in 2024 – league games against Leicester and Arsenal, along with an FA Cup defeat to lower league Stevenage and an EFL Cup loss to Everton in September of this year.

A formidable record for the Villans.

More late drama for Arsenal

Arsenal enjoyed one of the more chaotic clashes during the midweek round of Premier League action as they edged out Luton 4-3 right at the death.

Declan Rice scored the winner in the 97th minute and sparked pandemonium in the away end.

It’s the second time the £105m man has secured a vital victory for the Gunners in injury time, with the midfielder also firing home in the dying embers of a victory over Man United in September.

Huge encounter at the top of the table

There’s no doubt this evening’s clash at Villa Park is the game of the Premier League weekend with both sides flying high right now.

Aston Villa secured a memorable 1-0 victory over Man City on Wednesday which was their 14th consecutive home league win and they sit in the lofty heights of third place.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have won six in a row in all competitions and possess the league’s best away record.

It promises to be a tantalising clash.

Good Afternoon

And welcome to Mail Sport’s live coverage of Aston Villa’s crunch clash with Arsenal.

Stay with us for all the build-up and live updates from throughout the game at Villa Park.


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