Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa head to the Emirates tonight to face an in-form Arsenal side who will be eager to maintain their perfect start to the season.
The first four games of the Premier League could not have gone much better for Mikel Arteta’s men, and their wins against Palace, Leicester, Bournemouth and Fulham means they are top of the table with maximum points.
This is the first time the Gunners have achieved this feat since the 2004/05 season and only the third time in Premier League history that the club has earned 12 points from their first four games.
It has been Arsenal’s summer signings that have undoubtedly rejuvenated the club, and fans will hope their 100% record will continue with a win against Villa tonight.
The men in claret and blue cannot boast a similarly impressive start, as they find themselves sitting in 15th after only picking up a single win so far this campaign, despite spending almost £50 million this summer.
Here is everything you need to know about tonight’s clash.
Is Arsenal vs Aston Villa on TV? Channel and live stream
UK viewers can watch this evening’s encounter on BT Sport 4, with the programme starting at 7pm BST, and the match kicking off at 7:30pm BST.
The game will also be streamed live on the BT Sport App.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Team News
Arsenal stars Thomas Partey and Oleksandr Zinchenko both missed last weekend’s win over Fulham and the side certainly missed their creative presence.
Although their availability has not been confirmed yet, the Gunners’ team doctor announced after the match that they were only left out as precautions so they are likely to be in contention to start this evening.
Steven Gerrard will still be without summer signing Diego Carlos who recently underwent surgery on his achilles, with the Brazilian defender set to miss a large portion of the season.
Fellow centre-back Tyrone Mings also missed the match against West Ham due to illness and it remains to be seen whether he will recover in time to play tonight.
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