Arsenal prepare to entertain Aston Villa at Highbury on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, winning 52.33% of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Highbury was just last season, in August 2003, with Arsenal running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sun 18 Jan||Aston Villa||0 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2003/2004||Wed 27 Aug||Arsenal||2-0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Apr||Aston Villa||1 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 30 Nov||Arsenal||3 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 17 Mar||Aston Villa||1 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 09 Dec||Arsenal||3 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sun 18 Mar||Aston Villa||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Gunners have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 6.
Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Villans's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 22 points from the 8 games played. Aston Villa's 11 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Arsenal may be coming up against a decent side in Aston Villa, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home Win
|Arsenal||Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 19 matches.
|Aston Villa||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.