Arsenal and Aston Villa sign off the English Premier League on Sunday night ahead of the next international break.
It’s an opportunity for either side to press the pause button on a positive note, following an iffy couple of weeks for both despite their top half standing.
The Gunners had lost three of their previous four in the EPL when they headed north to face Manchester United last weekend.
But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty ensured they came home from Old Trafford with a relieving three points.
Willian could missing out on a starting berth this Sunday, with Nicolas Pepe and Joe Willock pushing for a place in the side.
Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli and Pablo Mari are ruled out by injury.
Fans of the Villans endured an agonizing time of it last weekend, as three second half goals still weren’t enough to prevent Southampton leaving Villa Park with a 4-3 success.
It made it back-to-back losses for the West Midlands club, who had upset the odds to win their first four fixtures of the new season.
Trezeguet could be in line for a start, while goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez makes a swift return to his former club between the sticks for the visitors.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa: EPL Line-up predictions
Probable Arsenal Starting XI: Bernd Leno, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Probable Aston Villa Starting XI: Emiliano Martinez, Matthew Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn, Trezeguet, Ross Barkley, Jack Grealish, Ollie Watkins.