Arsenal travel to Villa Park looking to win for the third time in a week when they take on Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.

You can find out more about our opponents below.

Aston Villa

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


Three facts about Aston Villa:

  • The club have been champions of England on seven occasions
  • Villa, along with Arsenal, are one of only seven teams to have played in every Premier League season
  • The club's record signing is England striker Darren Bent, who reportedly cost £18million

Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke
The Belgian international has been likened to ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba since arriving in England in the summer. Still only 21, Benteke has settled well in the Premier League and his strength and physical nature will ensure that Arsenal's defenders are kept on their toes on Saturday evening. The forward excelled at K.R.C. Genk last season, scoring 19 goals in 37 appearances.

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23 Nov 2012