Aston Villa v Arsenal – Confirmed starting XIs

Arsenal travel to Villa Park this afternoon looking to heap more misery on an Aston Villa side who are without a win since the opening day of the season.

Villa are currently eight points adrift from safety and in desperate need of a win, while Arsenal could go to the top of the league with victory today.

The Gunners will be on a high after they secured their place in the Champions League last 16 in midweek and despite missing a number of key players through injury, are able go in to this game with no fresh injury concerns following their win over Olympiakos.

Villa might hand Jack Grealish a start following his exile to the U21s due to his off-field behaviour, but Micah Richards remains a doubt with a knee injury. However, Leandro Bacuna and Rudy Gestede are both fit.

So here’s a look at the confirmed starting XIs for both sides at Villa Park…