Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert reveals how he prepared against Arsenal

Aston Villa 2

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was at his former club Borussia Dortmund for their Champions League clash against Arsenal on Tuesday.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert seems bent on picking up all three points from their Premier League clash against Arsenal at Villa Park today.

On paper, the Gunners will be favourites to win this afternoon, but the Villa manager’s pre-game preparations suggest that he is determined to achieve a victory.

On Tuesday, the 45-year-old was at the Signal Iduna Park to watch his former club Borussia Dortmund take on Arsenal in the Champions League Group D.

Lambert had gone to Germany to observe Arsenal and took notes from the match that he hopes will help Villa get the better of Arsene Wenger’s side.

‘I was writing things down about Arsenal, their strengths and weaknesses, and looked up and looked at that end (South tribune - Yellow Wall) jumping up and down’, he told The Telegraph.

Arsenal’s performance against Dortmund was arguably their worst of the season so far, as they went down 2-0 with ease. The Gunners are also struggling in the league, having drawn their last three matches in the English top flight.

On the other hand, Villa are flying high. The Villans are currently second in the league standings with 10 points from four matches, just two points behind leaders Chelsea.

However, it would be unwise to write off Arsenal. The North London club have a strong and quality-laden squad, and the players will be determined to bounce back in style.

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch