There are no easy away games in the Premier League but when you are at home you do have a significant advantage and if there is ever a time to push that advantage it is when you are up against a promoted team.
That is not to say that Villa will be walkovers, they will not be but let’s be honest, they are not a top-six side, in fact, they are not even a top-ten side and Arsenal should be beating them with comfortable ease.
Anything less than a win will not be acceptable and I would argue that anything less than a comprehensive win will not be good enough.
Arsenal really does need a good performance tomorrow and the only way to ensure that is to pick a team that is attack heavy.
Arsenal has the players to do just that even with an injured Alexandre Lacazette out and Unai Emery should send the players out with a focus on overwhelming Villa.
In the first half against Watford, it was an attack-minded Arsenal that took to the field and by half time they were 2-0 up. The second half showed what happens when you let up on the attacking and try to be conservative.
I mean no disrespect to Villa but they only way they will get a result tomorrow is if Arsenal allows it, Man City took Watford to pieces today because at no stage did they let up, they were relentless, Arsenal eased up last week and paid the price, it is not rocket science to work out which strategy works out best.