by Bulldog Drummond
According to the Premier League injuries table Arsenal are now sitting on four injuries exactly the same number as Villa.
- Reiss Nelson is still out with a muscular injury and no return date is set
- Oleksandr Zinchenko is rated 50% for the match after suffering a knee injury
- Mo Elneny has a hamstring injury and is out of contention.
- Thomas Partey has a thigh injury and is unlikely to be available.
As for Aston Villa
- Philippe Coutinho had cramp and was fatigued in the last match but should be available.
- Cameron Archer has a hip injury and will face a late fitness test.
- Tyrone Mings has a 75% chance of being available.
- Diego Carlos Santos Silva has just had surgery and so is out of contention.
In the second half of last season (from 1 January onward), Villa played 20 league games and one FA Cup match winning just six games, beating Everton, Brighton, Southampton, Leeds, Norwich and Burnley. Of those two went down, and the only one that was making a decent fight of its place in the league was Brighton and Hove Albion.
Additionally, we might note that since December 2008 Villa have played Arsenal 23 times but won only five times.
We have collected together quite a range of Arsenal v Villa videos as well…
There are three available through these links…
A staggering goal from Arteta 24 March 2012
Now here are some more…
30 May 2015: FA Cup Final
13 December 2015… Aston Villa 0 Arsenal 2.
Arsenal 3 Aston Villa 2, 22 September 2019
15 May 2016 4-0 to Arsenal.
And if you like Arsenal history here are some more links that you might find interesting taken, as with the videos, from the AISA Arsenal History Society website.
The Arsenal History Society is part of the Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association, a body which gives positive support to the club, and has regular meetings with directors and senior officials of the club to represent the views of its members to the club. You can read more about AISA here.
Day by Day the videos – An Arsenal video for (almost) every day of the year in order.
Day by Day the stories– a key moment in Arsenal and footballing history for each day of the year (this series is still under construction – stories are listed from 1 December onward).
100 Years: the complete story of Arsenal’s promotion in 1919 which launched 100+ consecutive years in the top division.
Today’s Arsenal Anniversaries: For the latest story please see the top story in “Recent Posts” on the left of this page. For the index month by month please see under “Pages” on the right side of the screen. The file for each month is updated at least once a year, normally at the end of that month.
Henry Norris at the Arsenal: There is a full index to the series here.
Arsenal in the 1930s: The most comprehensive series on the decade ever
Arsenal in the 1970s: Every match and every intrigue reviewed in detail.
- Arsenal v Tottenham; the team and some rather jolly recent history
- We are running out of referees, and the reason is the PGMO.
- Arsenal v Tottenham: the key fact the media won’t to tell you – and why they won’t
- Arsenal v Tottenham: different clubs, different managers, different successes
- Arsenal v Tottenham with clubs now getting more cards than they put in tackles!