Aston Villa v Arsenal predicted lineups and match preview

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Aston Villa take on Arsenal at Villa Park this afternoon.

To be played on Sunday 13th December 2015 at 13:30. Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham

Odds: Aston Villa 11/2, Draw 11/4, Arsenal 4/7

Aston Villa are desperately looking for just their second win of the Premier League season as they take on Arsenal at Villa Park.

New manager Remi Garde is still searching for his first win in charge, having drawn twice and lost twice during his four games at the helm.

Today, Garde goes up against his former club Arsenal and their manager Arsene Wenger, who brought Garde to England with the Gunners back in 1996.

Arsenal hammered Olympiakos 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and manager Wenger will be hoping to follow that up with another victory.

Villa are expected to stick with the same side that drew 1-1 against Southampton last weekend, even with Jack Grealish returning from a spell in the Under-21's, whilst Micah Richards remains doubtful through injury.

For Arsenal, Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell are expected to play out wide, supporting Olivier Giroud in attack, whilst Wenger has to contend with injuries to the likes of Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez.

Aston Villa predicted lineup

  • Brad Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Alan Hutton
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Jores Okore
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Carlos Sánchez
  • Jordan Veretout
  • Rudy Gestede
  • Jordan Ayew

Arsenal predicted lineup

  • Petr Cech
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Joel Campbell
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Theo Walcott

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