Arsenal Predicted Starting XI vs. Aston Villa: Ozil To Get Another Chance, Wilshere To Shake Off Ankle Knock

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How we expected Arsenal to line up for their Premier League clash against Aston Villa this afternoon.

Arsenal travel to Aston Villa this afternoon under some pressure to get a result against Paul Lambert’s unbeaten side, after a poor midweek defeat against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League followed three successive Premier League draws for the Gunners, who are winless since a narrow opening day triumph over Crystal Palace.

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With long term injuries including Nacho Monreal, Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud, the Gunners could do without this predicted XI picking up any more knocks in a tough assignment at Villa Park:

Goalkeeper and Defence

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GK) Wojciech Szczesny – The Pole is a clear number one for club and, finally, country.

RB) Calum Chambers – Should be well enough to replace Hector Bellerin, the young Spaniard who deputised in Dortmund.

CB) Laurent Koscielny – Arsenal really need the composed Frenchman to stay fit as their defensive injury crisis takes hold.

CB) Per Mertesacker – Much could be said about Per Mertesacker, his central defensive partner in crime.

LB) Kieran Gibbs – Back to fitness and vital for Arsenal with Monreal ruled out.

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