Arsenal are in rich form heading into the matchday 37 game against relegation threatened Aston Villa.

The Clarets are struggling to keep their Premier League status and got a vital point against Everton in their last match but the Gunnars are buzzing after victories against Liverpool and Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinal.

Team news
Villa’s Neil Taylor (hamstring) is struggling to be available, but Kortney Hause is back in training with Dean Smith otherwise having a fully-fit squad to choose from.

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Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) is out for Arsenal, but Eddie Nketiah is back from suspension.

Bernd Leno (knee) has returned to training but is not yet ready to play. Calum Chambers (knee), Pablo Mari (ankle) and Gabriel Martinelli (knee) are long-term absentees.

Head-to-Head

Both sides have played 49 times. Arsenal have 27 wins, Villa 8 wins and 14 draws between them.

Villa are looking for their first Premier League home win over Arsenal in 18 attempts, with their last such victory coming back in December 1998.

Dean Smith’s side have picked up four points from their last two matches, twice as many as they had in their previous 10 combined.Arsenal Fans

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has scored in his last two Premier League away matches, after netting just once in his previous 24 on the road.

The Gunners have become the first team since Middlesbrough in 2007/08 to have four under-21 English goalscorers in a Premier League season, with Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson hitting the net.

Match officials
Referee: Chris Kavanagh. Assistants: Daniel Cook, Sian Massey-Ellis. Fourth official: Graham Scott. Replacement official: Matt Jones. VAR: Craig Pawson. Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes.

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