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Tim Sherwood makes bold Aston Villa claim ahead of Arsenal clash, this will divide fans

Tim Sherwood makes bold Aston Villa claim ahead of Arsenal clash, this will divide fans

The former Aston Villa boss has had his say.

Tim Sherwood may divide fans after claim about Aston Villa claim ahead of their Premier League clash against Arsenal.

The Gunners travel to Villa Park for a crunch clash against Unai Emery's side, who was previously in charge at Arsenal.

Just four points separate third-placed Aston Villa and the league leaders in what is shaping up to be a mouth-watering contest.

The Midlands based club got the better of Manchester City last time out in the league thanks to Leon Bailey's second half strike.

Meanwhile, Declan Rice's last gasp winner against Luton Town ensured all three points during a tense 3-2 win at Kenilworth Road.

Only time will tell whether Aston Villa can keep up their remarkable 100 per cent winning record at Villa Park this season, but former manager Sherwood reckons they have to be considered title contenders if they beat Arsenal.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Sherwood said: "If they were to beat Arsenal today we would have to seriously consider them as title contenders.

"When you look at what they've got on the bench. They might run out of firepower - Ollie Watkins is possibly the only centre forward they've got.

"But I think they've got international players coming off the bench and changing it. They're exciting, well-drilled and the manager has done an absolutely magnificent job there."

The 54-year-old continued: "I just think it's really exciting for the Premier league and it's going to go right to the wire.

"It's not going to be a 100-point season for Manchester City this year. They need to find their way again. We can't write them off, but it's brilliant for the Premier League."

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Topics: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Football, Premier League, Sky Sports