Aston Villa vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ
Arsenal have had a very rough start to the season, with only one win in the league and being completely outclassed by Dortmund on Tuesday. The fans are looking for a response by the players and Villa away is a good opportunity regardless of their good form.
Villa have been reinvigorated under Lambert with the aid of assistant manager Roy Keane. This has prompted them into giving Lambert a new contract (rather hastily) and it’s understandable. Villa have kept three clean sheets out of the four games played so far. They are going to be difficult to break down, especially at Villa Park.
We have to click. This team is playing like a disjointed mess at the moment and that is down to the formation in my opinion. The likes of Ramsey are playing too far forward, Özil is spending the majority of his time out wide and Alexis isn’t interacting with our star German as much as he should because they are always on opposite flanks.
Chambers – Mertesacker – Koscielny – Gibbs
Sanchez – Ramsey – Wilshere – Özil
Chambers should hopefully be back for this game as Bellerin seems too raw, even for a game against Villa. I’m hoping Arteta has a better game this time round as he was shocking against Dortmund and made too many wrong decisions. He needs to be controlling the game against Villa if we are to win.
Ramsey needs to step up in midfield, even if he’s played out of position. It doesn’t excuse misplaced passes or losing the ball easily. The same applies to Özil. This would also be a good time for Welbeck to finally get his debut goal for the club. He missed opportunities in Germany but I’m expecting him to take them against Villa.
This is going to be difficult but I expect us to bounce back and win 2 – 1. If we don’t win, we are in deep trouble…