When Arsenal travels to play Aston Villa in Saturday’s early Premier League game, Mikel Arteta hopes to snap a troubling four-game losing streak.
In the early Saturday kickoff, Arsenal will travel to Birmingham to face Aston Villa in an effort to snap their recent slump.
On Wednesday, the Gunners lost their lead in the Premier League as Manchester City defeated them 3-1 at Emirates Stadium. The team led by Mikel Arteta has gone four games in a row in all competitions without a victory, but with a win at Villa, they can reclaim top position.
Prior to their 1-0 loss at Everton on February 4, Arsenal had gone 13 games without a loss in the Premier League. That result was followed by a 1-1 draw with Brentford and the disastrous loss to City. In their last three games, they have only scored twice, and they haven’t held a clean sheet in four games.
Arsenal and Man City were both accused of losing player control throughout their heated match. The stakes are high for the 12:30 p.m. game against Villa, and the story is furthered by the presence of former Arsenal manager Unai Emery, who has much to prove to the team that fired him in order to hire Arteta back in November 2019.
After making his first start for the Gunners against City after joining for £12 million from Chelsea on the day of the January transfer deadline, Jorginho will continue to fill in if Partey is unable to play. He started for the first time against City. Arteta has complete faith in the international for Italy.
This season, Arteta has generally been reluctant to alter his starting lineup in favour of maintaining consistency. But, Takehiro Tomiyasu is expected to give Ben White the right-back spot after a disastrous performance versus City in which he assisted Kevin De Bruyne in scoring the first goal and then deflected Jack Grealish’s shot to score the second.
Another player who might not start is Gabriel Martinelli, who has gone eight games in a row in all competitions without scoring. Leandro Trossard has started four of his five games so far after coming off the bench in the other two.
In spite of Gabriel Jesus’ continued absence due to injury, Emile Smith Rowe should travel with the team to Villa after some time on the bench. “Emile is working out today; if everything is okay, he will be in the squad. Gabi is still absent, according to Arteta.
Ramsdale, White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko, Jorginho, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Trossard, and Nketiah might all start for Arsenal against Aston Villa.
1. Who is Thomas Partey ?
A. He was a professional Ghanaian footballer player
2. What is his profession?
3. How old is Thomas Partey ?
A. 29 years old
4. What happened to Thomas Partey ?
A. He was late for fitness test