class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Gunners have had little trouble in firing past Smith's men in the past, and Al Hain-Cole is expecting plenty of goalmouth action on Sunday
Arsenal will be looking to finish a strong week on a high when they welcome Aston Villa to the Emirates in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
The Gunners followed up last weekend’s big away win over Manchester United with a comfortable Europa League victory against Molde on Thursday, recovering from a goal down to eventually win 4-1.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Latest Odds
Having won seven of their last eight meetings with this opposition, they are priced at 13/20 (1.65) with bet365 to come out on top once again.
After taking 12 points from the first available 12 this league season, Dean Smith’s men have lost their last two consecutive matches but can be backed at 4/1 (5.00) to bounce back with big win here.
None of the last 10 meetings between this pair have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 31/10 (4.10) on this one finishing up all square.
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Arsenal vs Aston Villa Team News
Gabriel Martinelli and Pablo Mari are both definitely ruled out, while Calum Chambers remains a major doubt due to injury.
Bertrand Traore could be in contention following a groin injury, although Tom Heaton, Kortney Hause and Wesley are all still sidelined.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Preview
With just one goal to their name in the last three league fixtures, Mikel Arteta’s team will have been particularly encouraged to put four past Molde in the Europa League in midweek.
They should be feeling fairly confident of maintaining that prolific form against a visiting defence they have scored past 16 times in the last four encounters on home soil.
What’s more, the Villans have conceded three times in three of their last four league matches, albeit scoring 14 times in five games themselves including seven in that famous win over Liverpool.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Tips and Predictions
All in all, even money (2.00) seems like decent value on both Arsenal and Aston Villa getting on target in an entertaining clash that produces three goals or more, as it did last season at the Emirates when the Gunners snatched a 3-2 win.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.