Aston Villa latest: Including Arsenal team news and Benteke's future

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Gabriel Agbonlahor and Charles N’Zogbia are both expected to be fit for the Premier League match against Arsenal this weekend. Agbonlahor has been suffering with a recent bout of illness while N’Zogbia has been carrying a thigh problem which has kept him out.

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has suggested that his teammate Christian Benteke would warrant a move to an elite European club. Benteke has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur but Agbonlahor has suggested that he’s better than both clubs.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed that he is trying new ideas to help the club in their fight against relegation. Lambert has conceded that he has changed methods he was using and is looking for new ways that will give the side an edge in key games.

Paul Lambert has ripped into his Aston Villa stars by telling them they can’t go into games as though football is just a hobby. Villa are in a relegation scrap and the boss has called on the players to show more grit and determination which will save jobs at the club and preserve their Premier League status.

Reports are suggesting that Atletico Madrid will launch an ambitious attempt to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. With star player Falcao possibly leaving in the summer, the Spanish league chasers are thought to be keen on snapping up a star player from a struggling Premier League side.

Aston Villa winger Charles N’Zogbia has urged his teammates not to be scared in the club’s battle against relegation. N’Zogbia says it’s most important for the club to play their natural game and give themselves the best chance of getting over the line in tight matches.

Academy Assistant boss Steve Burns said the Aston Villa Under-19 side made Ajax look ordinary as they beat the Dutch side 2-1. Aston Villa’s young side have made it to the quarter-final stage of the NextGen competition which pits some of the best academy teams in Europe against each other.

Aston Villa have reached the milestone of one million likes on Facebook. The club’s official page on the social networking site now has one million followers and counting which proves the appeal and expansion of Aston Villa is growing at a rapid rate.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan has been swatting up on new signing Simon Dawkins. Dawkins spent time in the MLS while on loan from Tottenham Hotspur and Guzan has reportedly been talking to old friends and teammates to find out more about the play maker.

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