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Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1) vs Aston Villa, Lacazette and Saka start


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Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Aston Villa, Lacazette starts

Arsenal will be aiming to return to winning ways when they host Aston Villa in the Premier League tonight.



The Gunners picked up a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace on Monday, but they were lucky as Alexandre Lacazette equalised in the dying seconds.

Mikel Arteta will be eyeing a better performance from his team, but it won't be easy against Villa, who did the double over them last season.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

Aaron Ramsdale had a mixed showing against the Eagles. He made a brilliant first half save to deny Conor Gallagher, but could have done better to prevent Odsonne Edouard's goal. He is still expected to start between the sticks.

The backline will remain unchanged barring any fitness issues. Takehiro Tomiyasu and Kieran Tierney should slot into the full-back positions with Ben White accompanying Gabriel Magalhaes at the heart of the defence.

Thomas Partey played as the lone defensive midfielder on Monday. He was accompanied by Martin Odegaard in a central role. It could be similar against Villa after Albert Sambi Lokonga's poor showing off the bench.

Further forward, a solitary change could be on the cards with Nicolas Pepe dropping to the bench. Bukayo Saka, who has recovered from a knock, could feature in the right-wing position.

This may pave the way for Alexandre Lacazette to play as the main striker after his late salvaging act on Monday. We fancy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to play from the left wing with Emile Smith Rowe in the number 10 role.

Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Odegaard; Saka, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang; Lacazette.