LIVE: Arsenal vs Aston Villa – Gunners looking to build on Old Trafford win and move into top six in final Premier League match before the international break
- Arsenal and Aston Villa meet at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening
- Gunners will be buoyed by last weekend’s victory over Manchester United
- That was the response they desperately needed after two league defeats
- Villa won their first four games but then suffered back-to-back losses
- Latest Premier League news, live action and results can be found here
- Premier League table – as it stands
Arsenal and Aston Villa meet at the Emirates Stadium in the final Premier League fixture before the international break.
The Gunners will be hoping for another victory having won 1-0 away to Manchester United a week ago.
Villa started the season with four consecutive wins but have since suffered back-to-back losses against Leeds United and Southampton.
Follow Sportsmail’s Ieuan Ivett will provide EPL coverage of Arsenal vs Aston Villa including live score, lineups and updates.
Both sides are putting in their final preparations ahead of the 19:15 kick-off. Just 15 minutes until the whistle is blown…
Thomas Partey has hit the ground running since his arrival at the Emirates Stadium. The midfielder was a standout performer in the win at Old Trafford and has added stability to the Gunners spine.
How crucial will he prove to be tonight?
Dean Smith’s side have conceded seven goals in their last two matches, which were worryingly both at Villa Park. A 3-0 defeat to Leeds and a 4-3 loss to Southampton has seen them slide down the table to ninth following their strong start to the campaign.
The Gunners enter this match on the back of three straight victories in all competitions. The congested fixture list is not showing signs of wear on Arsenal, as they claimed two Europa League victories against Molde and Dundalk as well as an impressive 1-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League.
And welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Aston Villa. Stay tuned for team news, build-up and all the action from the Emirates Stadium.
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