Preview | December 9
Villa come into the match confident. They've emerged victorious in 3 of their last 5. Villa have been one of the most exciting teams in the league so far this season. They rank 3rd highest in the league for number of assists and average 12.3 passes into the box per match. With 22 tackles so far this season, Douglas Luiz is one of the best at breaking up play in the Premier League.
Arsenal are one of the in-form teams in the league and have won their last 4 matches. With an average of 1.69 xG (expected goals) per game, Arsenal rank 7th in the league so they're likely to get their fair share of chances here. Bukayo Saka will be looking to improve defensively after recording just 0.6 tackles per match in his last 5.
Villa-Arsenal Prediction: 0-1
Arsenal's solid defensive record could prove pivotal on their quest for three points on the road.
Did you know? Arsenal travelled to Villa Park to play Villa in 2023 and won 4-2. That remains the most goals the Villans have conceded to the Gunners at home in the Premier League.
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Report | December 5
3 - 4
|Gabriel Osho 25||Gabriel Martinelli 20|
|Elijah Adebayo 49||Gabriel Jesus 45|
|Ross Barkley 57||Kai Havertz 60|
|Declan Rice 90|
|4||Shots on Target||9|
Gabriel Martinelli began the scoring for Arsenal in the 20th minute after a set up by Bukayo Saka. After the first, Arsenal proceeded to add on 3 more goals. Luton nearly kept up in this high-scoring affair, scoring 3 of their own, but it wasn't enough as Arsenal narrowly took the win in this exciting match.
Bukayo Saka was relentless, getting 8 crosses into the opposition box. Luton's Teden Mengi seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game. The Gunners completed 297 more passes than the Hatters, controlling the ball throughout and enabling them to take the win.
Arsenal's fine form continues. Meanwhile, Luton have now taken 0 points from a possible 6.
|Gabriel Jesus||Alfie Doughty|
|3 shots on target (18th in the Premier League)||Assisted 2 goals|
|Assisted 1 goal||2 interceptions (1st in the game)|
Next up, there's no relief for Luton who face a rampant Man City on Sunday, December 10th. While Arsenal face Villa in a game with a lot riding on it on Saturday, December 9th. Will the Hatters get out of this rough patch? Can the Gunners keep their great form going?
Report | December 2
2 - 1
|Bukayo Saka 6||Matheus Cunha 86|
|Martin Ødegaard 13|
|6||Shots on Target||3|
Bukayo Saka got Arsenal off to a great start with a sixth minute score after a set up by Takehiro Tomiyasu. Martin Ødegaard doubled the lead in the 13th minute. Wolves got the lead down to one in the 86th minute with a Matheus Cunha goal, but Arsenal's men held on from there to pick up the three points.
Declan Rice was one step ahead all game, recording 5 interceptions. Declan Rice kept the ball nicely with a pass completion rate of 91%. The Gunners' passing prowess was on show as they completed 620 passes over the course of the game compared to Wolves' 484.
The wins keep on coming for Arsenal. Meanwhile, Wolves have now taken 0 points from a possible 6.
|Bukayo Saka||Matheus Cunha|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|6 crosses (1st in the game)||Drew 2 fouls (2nd on their team)|
Both squads play next on Tuesday, December 5th. Arsenal face off against a Luton side bereft of both points and confidence, while Wolves take on Burnley at Molineux Stadium. Can the Gunners keep their great form going? Will Wolves get out of this rough patch?
Report | November 25
0 - 1
|Kai Havertz 89|
|3||Shots on Target||4|
After a scoreless first 45 minutes, Kai Havertz opened the score for Arsenal in the 89th minute following an assist by Bukayo Saka. This lone goal proved decisive, as Arsenal held on to beat Brentford and take all three points.
Leandro Trossard continually probed down the flank, getting 7 crosses into the box. Yoane Wissa only registered 16 touches in a frustrating game for Brentford's midfielder. The Gunners' range of passing won them the day in the end, completing 209 more passes than the Bees.
Arsenal make it two wins in two. Meanwhile, Brentford will hope this isn't the start of a losing streak.
|Bukayo Saka||Christian Nørgaard|
|Assisted 1 goal||5 tackles won|
|6 crosses (2nd on their team)||2 crosses (2nd on their team)|
Both squads play next on Saturday, December 2nd. Brentford take on Luton at Gtech Community Stadium, while Arsenal take on Wolves at Emirates Stadium. Will the Bees get out of this rough patch? Can the Gunners make it three wins in a row?
Report | November 11
3 - 1
|Leandro Trossard 45||Josh Brownhill 54|
|William Saliba 57|
|Oleksandr Zinchenko 74|
|6||Shots on Target||5|
Leandro Trossard scored the match's first goal for Arsenal in the 45th minute after being assisted by Bukayo Saka. Burnley's Josh Brownhill responded with a tying goal in the 54th minute. With the match tied at 1-1, Arsenal's William Saliba broke the tie with a 57th minute strike. Arsenal's Oleksandr Zinchenko added another in the 74th to secure the win.
Gabriel Martinelli posed a threat out wide all game, registering 9 crosses. The Gunners passed the ball about with ease, completing 227 more passes than the Clarets and taking all three points home.
Arsenal get back to winning ways. Meanwhile, it's more misery for Burnley as they lose again.
|Leandro Trossard||Oleksandr Zinchenko|
|3 corners won||Scored 1 goal|
|Assisted 1 goal||3 tackles won|
Both squads play next on Saturday, November 25th. Arsenal take on Brentford at Gtech Community Stadium, while Burnley take on West Ham at Turf Moor. Can the Gunners win again? Will the Clarets halt their terrible form?
Report | November 4
1 - 0
|Anthony Gordon 64|
|2||Shots on Target||1|
Following a goalless first half, Anthony Gordon scored the match's first goal for Newcastle in the 64th minute after being found by Joelinton. This lone goal proved decisive, as Newcastle kept Arsenal out for the rest of the game to take the three points.
Kieran Trippier posed a threat out wide, leading the team in crosses. The Gunners can take confidence from their superior passing game, completing 493 passes compared to the Magpies' 343.
Newcastle are back in business as they take all three points. Meanwhile, Arsenal's mixed form continues.
|Anthony Gordon||Bukayo Saka|
|Scored 1 goal||Drew 5 fouls (3rd in the Premier League)|
|1 blocked shot (1st on their team)||1 blocked shot (2nd on their team)|
Both squads play next on Saturday, November 11th. High-flying Newcastle will look to pick up three points against Bournemouth, while Arsenal entertain struggling Burnley. Can the Magpies win again? Will the Gunners improve their form?
Nickname: The Gunners
Stadium: Emirates Stadium (Capacity 60,704)
Manager: Mikel Arteta (ESP)
Last Season: 2nd
Whether you think Arsenal over-performed or bottled the title last season, Mikel Arteta’s side are clearly looking to bolster their squad after splashing the cash in the transfer window. This campaign they’ll have Champions League football to negotiate as well – do the Gunners have what it takes to challenge for top spot once again?
After signing a new long-term contract until the summer of 2027, Saka’s commitment to the club should be a major boost to Arsenal. Last season saw him hit double-digit goal and assist tallies and if he remains injury free, you’d expect the winger to have another busy and productive campaign.
The England international signed for a club-record and British-record transfer fee this summer. After already sharing the stage with Saka at two international tournaments, you’d expect that the two will mesh quickly in midfield. Rice can come into the team and free up the side’s creative players to really hurt their opponents.
Forest ran out 1-0 winners when the two sides played in May at the City Ground. However, the home leg of this tie saw Arsenal take a convincing 5-0 win and we’re expecting a performance more like that in this season’s opener. New signings Rice, Havertz and Timber will all want to hit the ground running at their new club.
The introduction of Champions League football, combined with the fact that Arsenal are still a relatively young side, makes us think they’ll struggle to replicate the form they started with in 2022/2023. Still a promising bunch nonetheless, the improved squad should still challenge for the Champions League places.
Do Arsenal have what it takes to dethrone Manchester City?
(odds correct as of July 31, 2023 and subject to change)
Did you know? Founded in 1886, Arsenal hold the record for the longest uninterrupted period in the English top flight.
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