Aston Villa vs Arsenal
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Aston Villa vs Arsenal

Probable starting eleven: Aston Villa: Guzan; Luna, Clark, Vlaar, Lowton; Delph, Westwood, Bauna; Agbonlahor, Benteke, AlbrightonArsenal:Szczesny; Sagna, Mertsacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Arteta, Wilshere; Gnabry, Ozil, Cazorla; GiroudAfter a bad series of four defeats in a row, Aston Villa are unbeaten in the last two rounds. They shared the points with Swansea after a 1:1 draw and won 1:0 against Sunderland in the last round. Still, Aston Villa haven’t won at home for two months. Their last home victory came against Cardiff in November. I will also mention that four of the last five matches have ended with Under 2.5 goals. Here are the last home results:28.12.2013. Aston Villa – Swansea 1:1 26.12.2013. Aston Villa – Crystal Palace 0:1 15.12.2013. Aston Villa – Man. Utd 0:3 30.11.2013. Aston Villa – Sunderland 0:0 09.11.2013. Aston Villa – Cardiff 2:0 Villa currently sit on the 11th position with 23 points. They lost 2:1 to Sheffield United at home in the FA Cup match. The defenders Nathan Baker and Ron Vlaar missed that match and are still doubtful. The striker Gabriel Agbonlahor also missed that match, but he will probably play against Arsenal. The defender Joe Bennett and the midfielder Chris Herd were long term absentees and they are not fit yet, so most probably will skip this match too. With a win on this match Arsenal have a chance to be back on the top position which is currently occupied by Chelsea. The Gunners also have a chance for revenge for the lost to Aston Villa at Emirates in the opening match of the season. Arsenal are playing solid lately and have three wins in a row, so they consolidated the form after the defeat from Manchester City and draw with Chelsea. They also won 2:0 against Tottenham in the last FA Cup match. Here are the last league results: 04.01.2014. Arsenal – Tottenham 2:001.01.2014. Arsenal – Cardiff 2:0 29.12.2013. Newcastle – Arsenal 0:1 The striker Theo Walcott will miss this match and will be out for rest of the season after got knee ligament injury on the match with Tottenham. The strikers Olivier Giroud and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are back in the team after recovering from injuries. The midfielder Aaron Ramsey, the defender Kieran Gibbs and the captain Thomas Vermaelen are doubtful for this match due to injuries. The strikerss Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo, as so the midfielder Abou Diaby are long term absentees.The last mutual match played at Villa Park have ended with a goalless draw (24.11.2012). I expect a low scoring match again.