Arsenal are 5 points adrift of rivals Chelsea & 9 points below top 4 spots ahead of their early kick off premier league match against Aston Villa at Villa Park. The Gunners are experiencing defensive problems as Goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 2nd Choice Goalkeeper Matt Ryan, David Luiz, Kieran Tierney, Pablo Mari & Cedric Soares will not feature due to suspension & injuries. Arsenal will have a mountain to climb at Villa Park as 3rd choice goalkeeper Alex Runnarson will be starting alongside Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Magalheas & Rob Holding. Arsenal Manager Mikael Arteta shocked the Premier League after announcing that he will be changing his approach & formation during a pre-match press conference with Skysports News.
The Gunners will be fielding a 3-4-3 formation which is deemed to be weaker compared to 4-2-3-1 Aston Villa formation. Arsenal are currently 10th with 31 points while Aston Villa are 9th with 32 points hence a draw will make them retain their current positions. Arsenal chances of qualifying to European football are diminishing if they fail to beat Aston Villa today as Manchester United & Ac Milan are favourites to win the UEFA Europa league the only competition Arsenal are remaining with. Arsenal will have to put all their concentration on the match as rely on Bukayo Saka & Emith Smith Rowe creativity inorder to register a positive result against Aston Villa who have beaten the Gunners twice.
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