Follow the latest updates from Villa Park as both sides want to get back on track after disappointing midweek losses

Aston Villa welcomes Arsenal to their early Premier League clash at Villa Park on Saturday Mikel Arteta watched the Gunners’ undefeated run of seven games against the Wolves in Molinuex come to an abrupt halt while the team was in North London will do without the suspended David Luiz and Bernd Leno, Arteta is hoping his side will get back on their feet – especially against an Aston Villa team that beat Arsenal 3-1 in the Emirates in November

That night, Dean Smith’s team showed off their great young English talent in Ross Barkley, Jack Grealish and Ollie Watkins, where the former Brentford striker scored twice while the first half of the season was surprisingly impressive – aided by this win in North London – , Villa has only won two of their last seven league games and suffered a 3-1 home defeat to West Ham on Wednesday

Arsenal have their own English teenagers to rely on Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka lift the Gunners from their dismal form November through December You can move up the table with a win over Villa Follow the latest updates below:

The game is open, ebbs and flows as both sides attempt to attack Lacazette almost a clever shot in Saka’s path, but Martinez rushes out to collect the ball

Mings makes an important interception as Lacazette drives forward and tries to pull a pass to Saka in the room to his right. Arsenal dominate possession, but they need more of it from Lacazette and co

Grealish wins a left corner and then lashes it to himself. Saka is on hand to clear the near post

Arsenal have a free kick for Bellerin, who crosses from the right Gabriel hits it at the back post, but his header does not find a teammate

Konsa and Lacazette can both go ahead, so the newly introduced concussion replacements are not required

The visitors enjoy possession of the ball without actually threatening a cross is sent into the penalty area and cleared by Konsa, who collides with Lacazette. The physiotherapists are quickly switched on

Arsenal pass the ball well through the middle and Lacazette passes Smith Rowe on the left. He looks for Pepe but Cash comes over and takes the ball out for a goal kick

Watkins must enjoy playing against Arsenal, which appears to have reverted to its bug-prone behaviors over the past week, with visitors looking for an instant response from a corner, but Villa can clear up after a knockdown from Gabriel

A perfect start for villa! Cedric plays a weak pass towards Gabriel, allowing Traore to win the ball and break off on the right. He cuts back for Watkins, whose slightly worn finish distracts from Holding and rolls past Ryan

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