Premier League Gameweek 30
Mar 19, 2022 KO: 12:30

Aston Villa - Arsenal

Villa Park Birmingham
Referee: Andy Madley
  30' Saka

Match preview

Still no Tomiyasu - How Arsenal could line up against Aston Villa

Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game against Aston Villa, but Takehiro Tomiyasu will probably not make it

Arsenal will likely be without Takehiro Tomiyasu for Saturday's Premier League encounter against Aston Villa.

The Japan international has been suffering from a thigh issue and has not played a minute of Premier League football since the New Year's Day defeat against Manchester City.

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He did play in the League Cup against Liverpool and was in the squad to face Brentford in the league, but a muscle issue has kept him out of action consistently since the turn of the year.

He was recently left out of the Japan squad for upcoming international games.

Apart from Tomiyasu, Mikel Arteta has a fully fit squad to choose from and so might actually opt for the same starting XI that was unlucky in defeat against Liverpool.

Arteta has complained about the quick turnaround in games, playing late on Wednesday and early on Saturday, but with the international break upcoming, he may halt the need for rotation.

Aaron Ramsale will start in goal behind a back four of Cedric, Ben White, Gabriel and Kieran Tierney.

Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey will continue in midfield.

The likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Nicolas Pepe will be desperate for some game time, but the attacking midfield three of Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and the impressive Gabriel Martinell will likely continue.

Alexandre Lacazette will lead the line.

Predicted Arsenal XI v Aston Villa

Match statistics

Aston Villa
Statistics
Arsenal
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
8
11
Draws
2
2
Losses
10
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
28
35
Goals Per Game
1.40
1.75
More > 2.5 Goals
11
11
More > 3 Goals
5
6
Scored First in a Match
8
13
Scored Both Halves
6
7
Won More > 1 Goal
5
7
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
25
22
Did Not Score
5
6
Both Teams Scored
9
8
Kept Clean Sheet
6
8
Won Without Conceding
6
6
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
15
Shots on Target
4.44
5.26
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.11
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
1.85
2.33
Penalties
0.00
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.40
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
12
11
Shots on Target Conceded
3.84
3.89
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.63
9.37
Yellow Cards
2.00
1.40
Red Cards
0.05
0.05

Injuries

  1. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  2. Abdominal Strain image description
  3. Knee Injury image description