The 27-year-old was lambasted after another poor performance for Villa against Sunderland.
Leeds United had an uninspiring draw against MK Dons this weekend.
The 29-year-old shone against the Gunners despite another defeat for Newcastle at the Emirates.
The England striker is looking to find the back of the net v Everton.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the Southampton midfielder.
A new Nottingham Forest signing is imminent.
West Ham United won 2-0 against Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The midfielder bemoaned his side's inability to score several big chances in the game.
The Aston Villa head coach made an issue of not being welcomed by the Sunderland manager.
The injured Nottingham Forest striker was delighted for his former team-mate, now scoring for West Ham.