The boys return to Premier League action tonight when they make the trip to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa. 

You can find out more about our opponents below:

Aston Villa
Full name: Aston Villa
Manager: Paul Lambert
Club colours: Claret and blue shirts, white shorts, blue socks
Nickname(s): The Villa, The Villans, The Lions, The claret and blue 


 Three facts about Aston Villa:  

  • Paul Lambert's side beat Arsenal 3-1 at Emirates Stadium on the opening day of the season 
  •  Villa haven't beaten the Gunners at home since 1998 
  •  Christian Benteke has not scored for 11 Premier League matches 

    Ron Vlaar Aston Villa
    STAR MAN
    Ron Vlaar 
    The Dutch defender has been in fine form this season with some solid displays at the heart of the Villa back four. Vlaar is good in the air and strong in the tackle so his battle with Olivier Giroud will go a long way in deciding who will come out on top tonight.  
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