Aston Villa fans want Matt Targett to start

Matt Targett of Southampton reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

The Aston Villa left-back hasn't played in the Premier League for them yet.

Matt Targett of Aston Villa arrives at the stadium prior to the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Crewe Alexandra and Aston Villa at Gresty Road on August 27, 2019 in Crewe, England.

Aston Villa fans on Twitter are urging manager Dean Smith to start Matt Targett in Sunday's trip to Arsenal.

The Villans spent a hefty £17 million on the former Southampton left-back during the summer [The Telegraph] but he was injured early on in the season, allowing Neil Taylor to keep his place.

But Targett is fit now and has been unused substitution in Aston Villa's last two games.

Smith revealed in Friday's press conference that he was in contention to start against the Gunners, and quite a few Aston Villa fans on Twitter would love to see him being given a Premier League debut.

 

Targett made his debut in the League Cup win over Crewe Alexandra but didn't cover himself in glory at times.

That being said, it was his first appearance of the season due to injury and an element of rust was inevitable.

Matt Targett of Aston Villa battles for possession with Owen Dale of Crewe Alexandra during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Crewe Alexandra and Aston Villa at Gresty Road on...

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