The line-ups for the fixture are as follows:
Aston Villa Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Clark, Luna, Delph, Westwood, El Ahmadi, Agbonlahor, Benteke
Subs: Steer, Sylla, Bacuna, Tonev, Helenius, Weimann, Albrighton
Arsenal Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Wilshere, Flamini, Cazorla, Ozil, Gnabry, Giroud
Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Rosicky, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ju-Young Park
Villa come into the game desperate to put on a performance in front of their home fans after humiliatingly losing to Sheffield United last time out.
They face a tough time against a rested and in-form Arsenal who have won their last four games in all competitions.
Arsenal are also out for revenge for their opening day humiliation at the hands of Villa, losing 3-1 on that occasion.
Villa sit 11th heading into the fixture but need just a point to leapfrog Hull City into the top 10.
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