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Arsenal v Aston Villa Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs Villa Preview, predicted line up and score line by KJ

We have a good run of Premier League fixtures until the end of April and that means we have the opportunity of really staking a claim for that third spot. Villa are in dire form and are struggling to score goals meaning this is likely an easy win for the Gunners.

Even though it seems like a foregone conclusion for the fans, the players can’t go into the game with the same mentality. They must be prepared for the worst and really put Villa to the sword whenever they make a mistake.

My Arsenal team to beat Aston Villa – What’s yours?

I am quietly confident that Arsenal are set for a resounding win this weekend against Aston Villa, even without Alexis Sanchez, to set us up for an even easier win at White Hart Lane next Saturday morning. This is my predicted line-up for the game.

Ospina is nailed on to continue between the sticks. Three games, three clean sheets. Nuff said.

Defenders: Koscielny and Mertesacker will continue their partnership, and hopefully both will look to improve to keep Gabriel watching from the subs bench. Bellerin has proved he is a better right back than Chambers and his attacking prowess will be used fully against Villa. Monreal is definitely my preference over Gibbs on current form.

Could Villa game see Arsenal attack go to next level?

I know that I am second guessing the Arsenal starting line0up for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa here, but everything seems to be pointing towards the Frenchman agreeing with me, at least as far as the attacking players of the Gunners are concerned.

I am not talking about being complacent or not giving Sunday’s visitors Aston Villa respect, but we have a week between games here and the next one is a much tougher looking trip to White Hart Lane. So I think the boss will hand starts once again to the returning pair of Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil.

Hang on Ox! These 2 Arsenal stars could nick your place!!

The Arsenal and England international star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been speaking about two of his recently returned team mates and has been nothing but fulsome in his praise. But I am not sure that I would be singing the praises of Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil quite so much if I was him, because these two Gunners could well cost the Ox his starting place.

THREE players that give Wenger selection headaches for Arsenal v Aston Villa?

A selection headache is one of the best problems for the manager of a football team to have, and the Arsenal players coming into the side for the FA cup win over Brighton on Sunday have certainly given Arsene Wenger that with their performances.

Okay, Tomas Rosicky may not have just returned from injury but he has been injured this season and has only started six games – and only three in the Premier League. I’m not sure what more the 34-year old can do than run the game, set up one goal, score a fantastic winner and get the Man of the Match award, but I still think he is probably the least likely of our three goal scorers to start against Aston Villa at the weekend.

Rosicky was sublime – but Arsenal’s performance……

Arsenal back to their usual selves against Brighton by KM

Ahh the FA cup strikes again. After seeing City, Spurs and Chelsea crash out all in one day, it was game on for Arsenal against Brighton. No matter what they say about it, the FA cup is the FA cup and it’s a trophy. It’s one that we now have a realistic chance to win amazingly for a second year in a row.

Brighton v Arsenal review – Fast starting Gunners shoot down Seagulls

Any concerns from Arsenal fans that the Gunners might add to the weekend of FA cup shocks with a potentially tricky away tie at Brighton will have increased when they saw the team sheet. Arsene Wenger made a number of changes, leaving Alexis, Cazorla, Coquelin and Mertesacker on the bench.

But those fears will not have lasted long, as Arsenal came out of the traps like a champion greyhound, dazzling the home side with our pace, passing and pressing off the ball. And it took us less than two minutes to get on the score sheet, with a great run down the right and cross from Chambers being controlled perfectly by Walcott before being arrowed past Stockdale.

Official teams and preview of Brighton v Arsenal

Arsenal have been handed a fantastic bonus and a great chance to defend the FA cup trophy we won in that dramatic Wembley final back in May last year, with the magic of the cup waving it’s wand and getting rid of Chelsea, Man City and Tottenham for us in a crazy day of cup shocks.

But yesterday was also a warning to big clubs like us that we should not take anything for granted. Hopefully the players will have taken this and previous warnings from Arsene Wenger fully on board and will make sure that there are no shocks at the Amex Stadium in Brighton today.

Brighton v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Brighton vs Arsenal Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ

Most Arsenal fans are in a far better mood after last week’s brilliant performance against Man City and we now go to Brighton to face a Championship team with a week’s rest as well as the promise of Walcott, Ozil and others starting the game.

Although we are facing a Championship side, you can expect it to be difficult with it being away from home. Brighton play good football and have the ability to cause an upset if they “click”. But you expect us to have too much class in attack to allow the Seagulls an opportunity of winning this game.

Arsenal boss vows to go BIG in Brighton but NO Cazorla

Arsene Wenger has declared that he is determined to build on Arsenal’s fantastic away win over the Premier League champions Man City last weekend. And that starts today, with another away game in the fourth round of the FA cup.

That is why the boss has vowed to pick a very strong starting line-up, even though we are facing a team in the bottom half of the Championship in Brighton and Hove Albion. Wenger also referred to the strength of the Arsenal bench at the Etihad stadium though, which had Szczesny, Gibbs, Chambers, Flamini, Rosicky, Ozil and Walcott, and admitted that some of those players would be starting today.

Mesut Ozil is stronger now, but is that good for Arsenal?

The German midfielder Mesut Ozil has been on the treatment table for the last three months, but it seems that he has used the opportunity to build up some muscles and has come back to the squad looking bigger and definitely more beefy. This has been so noticeable that Arsene Wenger has decided to give his thoughts on the matter, and he is not too certain that the effects of a lot of time in the gym can be all good for a quick midfielder.

ANOTHER reason for Arsenal to unleash Walcott on Brighton

When Arsene Wenger revealed the latest Arsenal injury news, the doubts over the fitness of the two England international stars Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may have been bad news for them and the manager, but one Gunner who may have been less upset is Theo Walcott.

With two of our regular forwards out of action, Walcott has a great chance of starting the FA cup fourth round clash away to Brighton on Sunday and I’m sure that the 25-year old is desperate to start his second game for Arsenal since damaging his cruciate ligaments over a year ago. That other game was the 3rd round victory over Hull City and his final game last season was also in the FA cup, so Walcott seems tied up with the cup competition.