April 12, 2024 3:51 PM
Alex Lawes

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 English Premier League

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When is Arsenal vs Aston Villa on and what time does it start? Arsenal vs Aston Villa will take place on Sunday 14th April, 2024 – 16:30 (UK)

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Mikel Arteta will be a little distracted and in two minds this weekend in terms of team selection as Arsenal prepare for the second-leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich in Germany on Wednesday evening. The first-leg, on Tuesday, saw the Gunners share a topsy turvy 2-2 draw with the underperforming Bavarians.

Arsenal have been magnificent in the league in 2024 with ten victories and a draw in their 11 matches in the Premier League this year, helping them begin this weekend’s round of fixtures sitting at the top-of-the-table. They put on an excellent and controlled show at the AMEX Stadium last weekend as they defeated Brighton and Hove Albion by three goals to nil.


Unai Emery has been something of a master when it comes to European competition. He won three UEFA Europa League titles in charge of Sevilla and then added to that with Villarreal, too. In between those triumphs, he also led Arsenal to the final of the competition and is now managing the favourites for the UEFA Europa Conference League.

That means Villa’s UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-final tie with Lille may well take precedence over their league form for the time being. They defeated Lille by two goals to one at Villa Park on last week with goals from Ollie Watkins and John McGinn before travelling to Stade Pierre-Mauroy this week so focus may not be full.



Mikel Arteta has said that Jurrien Timber will play a game for Arsenal’s under 23 side before returning into the first-team fold but he is nearing his return.

The Gunners’ welcomed Bukayo Saka back into training this week but Brazil international defender Gabriel was not seen in training. Arteta did say he was hopeful everyone would be ok.

PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): David Raya; White, Saliba, Kiwior, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Trossard

UNAVAILABLE: Timber (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Gabriel (Injured)


Unai Emery has not done a traditional pre-match press conference ahead of the weekend after playing on Thursday. The Villains will definitely be without midfielder Douglas Luiz, though, who has racked up ten yellow cards and is suspended.

Key long-term injury absentees remain an issue for Villa with Tyrone Mings, Boubacar Kamara, Jacob Ramsey and Emi Buendia out for the season. Matty Cash is also expected to be unavailable.

PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Alex Moreno; Bailey, Tielemans, McGinn, Rogers; Watkins, Diaby

UNAVAILABLE: Mings (Injured), Cash (Injured), Douglas Luiz (Suspended), Kamara (Injured), Ramsey (Injured), Buendia (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Lenglet (Injured)


In the reverse fixture between these two sides in early December, Aston Villa edged past Arsenal by a goal to nil and put themselves in the title race. There is a worry that England’s coefficient means that the top five isn’t going to be enough for UEFA Champions League qualification this season but for the time being, Villa will have to just focus on Lille and take a break from the league so Arsenal coming out on top, especially at the Emirates Stadium, is expected for this one.


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