Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal showed a “special fighting spirit” in rallying for a 2-2 draw at Manchester City but urged his team to keep their focus on locking up a third-place finish this weekend
A win against an already-relegated Aston Villa side will be enough to secure an automatic Champions League spot, although they can still catch closest arch-rival Tottenham, should Spurs lose at Newcastle. As with all Arsenal games it is worth keeping an eye on the Arsenal Live Scores as there will be plenty of twists and turns on Saturday.
“We have to finish the job now at home against Villa. We want to finish the season with a win at home,” Wenger said. “It’s in our hands now but we have seen again today that we just want to finish the job with the result. That shows you that we have to focus and keep the focus. It is important to maintain that.”
When it come to a head head summary Arsenal have met Villa 175 times and triumphed on 75 occasions compared with Aston Villas 61 wins. Aston Villa have failed to win any of the last 5 encounters with their last win being back in August 2013 and although the Villa side have recently been relegated to the Championship they will be keen to impress the Chinese consortium reported to be looking to take over at Villa Park.
What would otherwise be a normal run of the mill game will instead offer both teams a reason to perform and finish the season on a high. Arsenal vs Aston Villa Live Odds have Arsenal as favourites at 1/6 with Villa as outsides on 14/1.
Lets hope for a big finish and to pip Tottenham to the post for 2nd spot!