Aston Villa v Arsenal – Match Day Live

Apologies for a lack of a match preview, but somehow this fixture has snuck up on all of us… still seething from back to back defeats in League and Champions League… today’s line up is:


Sagna – Squillaci – Koscielny – Clichy

Rosicky – Song – Wilshere

Nasri – Chamakh – Arshavin

With a bench

Szczesny, van Persie, Walcott, Denilson, Djourou, Gibbs, Bendtner…

And for Villa, it’s:

Friedel, Luke Young, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Ashley Young, Clark, Bannan, Downing, Pires, Carew.
Subs: Guzan, Ireland, Delfouneso, Beye, Hogg, Lichaj, Herd.

COME ON YOU REDS!!! (although we’re playing in yellow!)….

  • Sam

    0-2 at HT, excellent so far. Let’s just hold on to the lead.
    We’re heading for the top of the league!

  • funty


  • Vazy

    i have to admit, i was so scared we were going to fluff it, glad we didn’t! GET IN YOU GOONERS!

  • yemi

    Great first half (Although villa made it easy for us), dodgy, edgy second half, we almost couldn’t cope we the villa surge.
    In my opinion, Arshavin had probably his best game of the season. Nasri !!! What else can we say about nasri. We could easily have won the game first half, but we still decide to make it a bit tough. Fabianski also had a good game but boy what can we say about friedel ! Again

    Koscielny and clichy were found wanting a couple of times.
    Did anyone alslo notice that ashley young started having a way when he change from sagna’s side to clichy’s.

  • yemi

    Blackburn is really really really REALLY gettin burnt. Does big sam always have to bend over for sir alex.?????

  • Vazy


    always, it pisses me off

  • Gooner Get Ya

    Good result but why is RVP not playing?

  • goonerman

    @ Gooner get ya
    i think wenger said earlier in the week he picked up the slightest knock but he was fine but i suppose we were never in a desperate position so he didnt bother risking him. surely he will be starting next weekend though!!

  • Gooner Get Ya

    @ goonerman:
    OMG are you serious, he got injured again!!! We need to get rid of him this summer, yes I know he is a top player but come on enough is enough. Get rid of RVP, Bendtner and Vela. Buy Hazard, Lukaku and a marquee signing like Hulk or Benzema to replace RVP.

  • goonerman

    nooooo not injured just a tiny little knock so he was fine to play but as we didnt actually need him why risk him??