The countdown to Arsenal's next match starts here.

Before every fixture you can take a trip down memory lane with some previous encounters against our forthcoming opponents. Click on the scores for match reports and click on the PLAY buttons to watch the best of the action from each game.

Aston Villa - Gold

ARSENAL 3-0 ASTON VILLA, 2009
Cometh the hour, cometh the captain. Fabregas was nursing an injury but he came off the bench to break the deadlock with an exquisite free kick and added another before limping off again. Diaby sealed the points late on.

Aston Villa - Gold

ARSENAL 1-1 ASTON VILLA, 2008
An own goal from Senderos left Arsenal in trouble but Bendtner came off the bench and came to the rescue with a crisp finish from close range in stoppage time. It ensured that Arsenal's flagging title challenge kept just about on track.

Aston Villa - Gold

ARSENAL 1-1 ASTON VILLA, 2006
The first Premier League game at Emirates Stadium wasn't going to plan when Mellberg headed Villa in front early in the second half. But Gilberto salvaged a point with a thunderous finish after Walcott's cross had dropped to him.

Aston Villa - Gold

ARSENAL 5-0 ASTON VILLA, 2006
Henry was at his sublime best at Highbury, punishing Villa with a well-taken brace. Adebayor had opened the scoring and Van Persie was also on target before Diaby scored his first goal for the Club with ten minutes remaining after another slick Arsenal move.

Aston Villa - Gold

ARSENAL 3-1 ASTON VILLA, 2004
The final game of Arsenal's record 49-match unbeaten League run. Hendrie fired Villa ahead from the spot but the hosts dominated and deservedly turned it around thanks to a brace from Pires and another goal for Henry.

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