On the 21st of July, Arsenal and Aston Villa will play a match in Birmingham in a clash of these two extremely mismatched Premier League teams. The game day is forecasted to be a cloudy and cool day, with daytime temperatures of only 9 degrees, which will make playing unpleasant. In their last match, 19th placed Aston Villa, recorded a 2-0 shutout win against Crystal Palace. They’re hoping to improve on their recent performance, having lost 7 of their last 10, while Arsenal sits at 9th place in the tables. In their last match they recorded a 2-1 win against Liverpool. With 19 points in their last 10 matches Arsenal should be reasonably happy with their performance.
Arsenal and Aston Villa last played eachother at the Emirates Stadium on Sep 22nd. Arsenal won by a score of 3 to 2 in front of just over 60000 excited fans. John McGinn scored the first goal for Aston Villa in the 20th minute, then Nicolas Pépé tied it up for Arsenal in the 59th minute Finally they completed the comback in the 84th minute on a goal by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to cap off a wild match.
For Arsenal, their top scorers are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, each having 3 goals in their last 5 matches. Trezeguet has been the most prolific scorer on Aston Villa in the last five matches with 2 goals
Wesley, Kortney Hause, Björn Engels, Tom Heaton and Neil Taylor are unavailable to play for Dean Smith’s team, while Mikel Arteta Amatriain’s Arsenal squad will be without Martinelli, Mesut Özil, Calum Chambers, Bernd Leno and Pablo Marí.