Aston Villa host Arsenal at Villa Park in the 37th round of matches in the Premier League this Tuesday. The hosts go to this game in 19th place and on 31 points while Arsenal have so far managed 53 points and placed 10th in the standings.

ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS

Team to play Arsenal: Reina, Elmohamady, Mings, Konsa, Targett, McGinn, Hourihane, Luiz, Grealish, Trezeguet, Samatta.

Subs: Nyland, Lansbury, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Jota, Guilbert, Hause, Vassilev, Davis.


ARSENAL TEAM NEWS

Team to face Aston Villa: Martinez, Soares, Holding, Luiz, Kolasinac, Saka, Torreira, Ceballos, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah.

Subs: Macey, Bellerin, Tierney, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles, Pepe, Willock, Xhaka, Smith.

1 min

KICK-OFF! The players and staff of both clubs, and the match officials, take a knee in solidarity against racism before the hosts get us underway!

6 min

Villa want a free-kick for a foul on McGinn after Kolasinac muscled him off the ball, but the referee allows play to continue.

10 min

Elmohamady appeared to tweak a hamstring. He’s now down and receiving treatment.

15 min

Trezeguet looks for a way through the Arsenal defence but Ceballos is back to make an excellent tackle on the edge of his own penalty area.

20 min

Saka controls the ball on the edge of the Villa penalty area, but Reina commands the situation, coming off his line to punch clear.

GOAL! ASTON VILLA 1-0 ARSENAL (Trezeguet, 27)

34 min

Targett plays an early cross into the Arsenal box towards Samatta, but Luiz rises to head clear for the visitors.

40 min

Samatta plays the ball out to Trezeguet who has time and space to pick a spot with his cross but it is cut out by Torreira.

45 + 3 min

HALF TIME! ASTON VILLA 1-0 ARSENAL

46 min

SECOND HALF! We are back underway at Villa Park! Granit Xhaka has replaced Torreira, who was already on a yellow card

50 min

Ceballos twists and turns his way into the Villa penalty area but the hosts stand their ground.

56 min

McGinn heads the ball back into the danger area and there’s a mix up in the Arsenal defence as Samatta makes a nuisance of himself.

60 min

A double change for Arsenal as Pepe and Tierney replace Luiz and Saka.

65 min

It’s time for a drink!

70 min

SUBS! A double change for Villa as Samatta and Hourihane are replaced by Davis and Nakamba.

77 min

Nketiah leaps above Mings and guides a header down towards the bottom corner. However, the ball clips the inside of the post.

80 min

SUB! Another attacking change for the Gunners as Willock replaces Cedric.

85 min

STILL no Arsenal shot on target. 

90 min

There will be FOUR minutes of added time…

90 + 4 min

FT: ASTON VILLA 1-0 ARSENAL

Aston Villa’s getting all the three points mean they rise out of the relegation zone and move above Watford on goal difference. The Gunners only hope of European football next season is an FA Cup final win over Chelsea!

   

 


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