Match Today: Arsenal vs Aston Villa 31-08-2022 Premier League
Arsenal receive Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in the fifth round match in the English Premier League. The home team returned from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Fulham 2-1 in its last match, while the visiting team fell to its third loss in four matches. Arsenal is the only team to score 100% and fly high at the top of the table with four wins out of four. Aston Villa were booed from the field after losing 1-0 at home to West Ham, and calls are mounting to sack coach Steven Gerrard.
Arsenal have lost only once in their last 12 games in all competitions and have not drawn in their last 27. Aston Villa have lost three of their last six games and failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five away games. Martin Odegaard has scored three goals in his last two games for Arsenal, and he's been four of his last six home games. As for Aston Villa, Watkins has scored and assisted in making or increasing progress in two of his last three away games, but both ended in defeat.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa
While the spotlight on Steven Gerrard after the difficult start for Aston Villa in his career. The Midlands club scored just three points in its four games, losing its last two Premier League games to Crystal Palace and West Ham United. Despite being the better team on the ball against West Ham on Sunday, Gerrard's men were unable to find the opening. Instead, Aston Villa found themselves late in the second half when Pablo Fornals fired from distance into the net after a drift away from Esri Konsa.
After this result, Gerrard may have no delay in sight, as they face back-to-back matches against Arsenal and Manchester City before the weekend. The director is already under tremendous pressure, and some sections of their fan base are already calling for his head. Losing in the middle of the week and at the weekend would be terrible for the former Rangers boss. Two disparate teams starting the season meet in this confrontation with Villa boss Gerrard under heavy pressure while Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta receives praise from all angles. This is the first time in 18 years that Arsenal have started a league season with four wins and it has been an unbeatable year. The season is still in its infancy, but the home team made the best possible start to a major title challenge in years. Aston Villa are in desperate need of a win as they only have three points out of a potential 12 but will find it very difficult against a team that has lost only once at home in their last 10 matches. We support Arsenal to put more pressure on Villa by winning this match.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal
Arsenal have won the first four games of the Premier League season for only the third time - 2003/2004, 2004/05 and 2022/23. Arsenal have won nine of their last 11 matches (Premier League). A victory over Aston Villa will be Arsenal's 200th victory on UAE soil. Arsenal have scored at least three goals in five of their last six home games against Aston Villa in all competitions. Aston Villa have lost their last three matches away from home in the Premier League. Arsenal aim to continue their winning streak, the idea being to score five wins in the bag before the trip to Manchester United. Despite the few injuries suffered by the key players, Mikel Arteta can count on the depth of his squad for another victory. Meanwhile, Aston Villa are on a challenging path and that will continue for a few more matches. While Steven Gerrard's men grabbed the ball against West Ham United, who sat deep, Arsenal are expected to be more aggressive in possession, which could put Aston Villa's defense line under enormous pressure. Expect Arsenal to score three points, although the visiting team could score in the Emirates.