Arsenal welcome Aston Villa to Emirates Stadium for Saturday's Premier League clash.

You can find out more about our opponents below.

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


Three facts about Aston Villa:

  • They are one of only six teams, including Arsenal, that have never been relegated from the Premier League
  • The club are founder members of the Football League, set up in 1888
  • Villa have been champions of England on seven occasions, but not since 198

Christian Benteke
STAR MAN
Christian Benteke
The strong striker has adapted well to life in England, scoring 15 goals in all competitions since arriving from KRC Genk last summer. Benteke's form has reportedly alerted clubs around Europe and Arsenal's defence will have to watch the 22-year-old striker on Saturday afternoon.

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