Feb 23, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Arsenal
2-1
Aston Villa
Cazorla (6', 85')
Diaby (37')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Weimann (68')
Lowton (36'), Delph (66')

Preview: Arsenal vs. Aston Villa

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger shouts from the touchline during the FA Cup 5th round against Blackburn Rovers on February 16, 2013
© PA Photos
Arsenal host Aston Villa on Saturday in the Premier League.

Arsenal return to Premier League action against Aston Villa on Saturday having lost their last two matches in the FA Cup and Champions League respectively.

The Gunners claimed a fortuitous 1-0 win last time in the league against Sunderland and are looking to close a four-point gap to Tottenham Hotspur, who are fourth.

Villa won their first game since mid-December last time, beating West Ham United 2-1 at Villa Park that lifted them out of the bottom three.

Kieran Gibbs remains Arsene Wenger's only injury concern and he could select the same side that lost 3-1 to Bayern Munich in the week.

For Villa, Karim El Ahmadi could return along with Gabriel Agbonlahor but Marc Albrighton is still missing.

Recent form

Arsenal: LLWDWW

Villa: DLDLDW

Possible starting lineups

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen; Arteta, Wilshere; Walcott, Cazorla, Podolski; Giroud

Villa: Guzan; Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Baker; Weimann, El Ahmady, Delph, N'Zogbia; Benteke, Agbonlahor

Sports Mole says: 2-0

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