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ARS vs AVL, EPL 2022/23, Matchday 5: Preview, Predictions & Fantasy XI

Arsenal will lock horns with Aston Villa in Matchday five of the Premier League 2022-23 at the Emirates Stadium in the wee hours of Thursday in India.

Under manager Mikel Arteta, Arsenal have made an impressive start to the Premier League campaign this season, winning all their four matches so far. With 12 points from four games, Arsenal are currently at the top of the Premier League 2022/23 standings, two points clear of second-placed Manchester City.

Arsenal head into the Aston Villa fixture brimming with confidence after they beat Fulham 2-1 at their home ground in their last Premier League game on Saturday.

While Aleksandar Mitrović opened the scoring for Fulham in the 56th minute, Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard equalised for Arsenal eight minutes later. Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Magalhães netted the winner for Arsenal in the 86th minute to extend their winning streak to five matches in the Premier League – including the final fixture of last season.

On the other hand, Aston Villa have made a disappointing start to the ongoing Premier League season. 

Led by manager Steven Gerrard, Aston Villa have registered one win and three defeats in their four matches so far. The Lions are currently placed 16th in the Premier League 2022/23 standings with just three points on the board.

Aston Villa will look to bounce back after succumbing to a 0-1 defeat against West Ham at the Villa Park on Sunday.

Steven Gerrard’s men finished 14th in the Premier League last season, having accumulated 10 points above the relegation zone. 

ARS vs AVL, Premier League 2022-23

Date: 1st September 2022

Time: 12:00 AM IST

Venue: Emirates Stadium

FORM GUIDE:

Arsenal Premier League form:

  • W, W, W, W

Arsenal form (all competitions):

  • W, W, W, W, W

Aston Villa Premier League form:

  • L, L, W, L

Aston Villa form (all competitions):

  • L, W, L, W, L

Arsenal vs Aston Villa head-to-head in Premier League

Arsenal have a superior head-to-head record against Aston Villa in the Premier League, winning 29 of the 54 matches that they have clashed so far. Aston Villa have registered 11 victories while 14 matches have ended in draws.

The Gunners have won both their meetings over Aston Villa in the Premier League last season, including a 1-0 win at Villa Park earlier in March.

However, Aston Villa have won three of their last five matches against Arsenal in the Premier League.

Arsenal wins: 29

Draws: 14

Aston Villa wins: 11

Arsenal vs Aston Villa

Team News

Arsenal Team News 

Arsenal will miss the services of Thomas Partey and Oleksandr Zinchenko due to injuries. While Thomas Partey missed the Fulham game due to a knee injury and has also been ruled out of Aston Villa fixture, Oleksandr Zinchenko could be rested following his thigh problems, with a high-profile encounter scheduled against Manchester United on Sunday.

Furthermore, midfielder Mohamed Elneny tweaked a hamstring and is doubtful against Aston Villa. Reiss Nelson will also not be available for selection after he suffered an injury in training last week.

Aston Villa Team News 

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard is hopeful that Philipe Coutinho and Tyrone Mings could be available for selection when his side take on in-form Arsenal side.

Jacob Ramsey and Leon Bailey are expected to be included in the playing XI after playing a role in the second half against West Ham.

The Lions will miss the services of new summer signing Diego Carlos due to an achilles tendon injury. 

Ollie Watkins is expected to retain his place at the heart of the defence while Calum Chambers could be dropped in place of Mings.

Arsenal possible starting lineup vs Aston Villa:

Aaron Ramsdale (goalkeeper); Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhães, Kieran Tierney; Granit Xhaka, Albert Sambi Lokonga; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Gabriel Jesus

Aston Villa possible starting lineup vs Arsenal

Emiliano Martínez (goalkeeper); Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne; John McGinn, Boubacar Kamara, Jacob Ramsey; Leon Bailey, Ollie Watkins, Philippe Coutinho

Predictions

Arsenal are aiming to become just the 12th club to start the Premier League season with five wins. Out of the 11 teams, only three clubs have gone on to clinch the coveted title.

Aston Villa, on the other hand, have struggled in the Premier League this season and will look to return to winning ways against the Gunners.

Going by their recent form, Arsenal are expected to extend their five-match winning streak in the Premier League.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Fantasy XI No. 1

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Fantasy XI No. 2

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