Sep 20, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa

Clark (83')
FT(HT: 0-3)
Ozil (33'), Welbeck (34'), Cissokho (36' og.)
Chambers (22'), Ramsey (56'), Wilshere (84')

Team News: Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar fails to recover from calf injury

Ron Vlaar of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Parma at Villa Park on August 9, 2014
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Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar is ruled out of this afternoon's Premier League clash against Arsenal at Villa Park, courtesy of a calf injury.

Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar has been ruled out of this afternoon's Premier League clash against Arsenal, the Dutch defender unable to recover in time from a calf injury.

Likewise, Joe Cole is out of Paul Lambert's matchday lineup at Villa Park, despite having seemingly recovered from a similar problem.

Defender Nathan Baker misses out with a virus, with Ciaran Clark coming in to take his place.

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has failed to recover from a groin injury and will not be involved for Arsene Wenger's side this afternoon, while Calum Chambers is in the starting XI after overcoming a bout of tonsillitis.

Nacho Monreal is sidelined by a back injury, while Jack Wilshere has recovered from an ankle problem to make the Gunners bench.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Senderos, Hutton, Clark, Cissokho, Delph, Sanchez, Cleverley, Richardson, Weimann, Agbonlahor
Subs: Given, Bacuna, Okore, Westwood, Grealish, Lowton, N'Zogbia

Arsenal: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Welbeck
Subs: Ospina, Coquelin, Diaby, Sanchez, Rosicky, Wilshere, Podolski

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