Arsenal got off to a great start against Crystal Palace on Monday evening but manager Mikel Arteta would have been concerned by how easily the Eagles were allowed to get back into the game.
Only a very late Alexandre Lacazette equaliser spared their blushes, but they will have a chance to get back on track versus Aston Villa on Friday night.
The Villans are reeling after managing to concede three goals in the final ten minutes against Wolves on Saturday so the Gunners should be able to exploit their fragile confidence.
In terms of team news, we have provided an update on Arsenal’s injury issues earlier today, but Villa have five players who are fitness doubts heading into the match at the Emirates.
Matty Cash (dead leg), Bertrand Traore (thigh), Leon Bailey (knock) remain touch and go for the game later this week, but Keinan Davis (knee) is back in training. Trezeguet (knee) remains out for the long term.
The bookies have made Arsenal the favourites with William Hill pricing them at 10/11 odds-on to win. A draw is 11/4 with Betfred while a victory for Villa is 16/5 at the same bookmaker.
Predicted Score – 2-1 to Arsenal