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Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Premier League preview

Mikel Arteta needs a win in the Midlands to keep Arsenal fighting for European football – and while Dean Smith’s immediate aim for Villa will be to ensure Premier League survival, they will also have continental qualification on their minds.

How to watch Aston Villa vs Arsenal

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal team news

The only absentees for Villa are Wesley (knee) and Kortney Hause (ankle). Emi Martinez had a poor game against West Ham, but is unlikely to be dropped against his former club.

Arsenal will be without the suspended David Luiz and Bernd Leno. With Mat Ryan a doubt, Alex Runarsson could start in goal.

Kieran Tierney is a big doubt for the Gunners, though Pablo Mari is closing in on a comeback.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal prediction: 2-2 draw

With both sides smarting from disappointing midweek results, it could take a while for this game to warm up. Their relative League positions suggest it should be a tight contest, and a score draw seems the most likely outcome.

Premier League head to head (h2h) history and results

Aston Villa vs Arsenal betting odds and tips (subject to change)

Draw: Between 13/5 and 11/4

2-2 draw : Between 12/1 and 13/1


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