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  • Date:24 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:34,607
Goal!

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94mins

Shot by Francis Coquelin from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

92mins

The referee blows for offside against Kieran Gibbs. Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.

92mins

The ball is crossed by Carl Jenkinson.

90mins

Christian Benteke is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny. Andreas Weimann goes off and Marc Albrighton comes on.

87mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Andrey Arshavin, Bradley Guzan makes a save. Santi Cazorla takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

86mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eric Lichaj by Kieran Gibbs. (Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Francis Coquelin coming on for Olivier Giroud. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.

86mins

A cross is delivered by Kieran Gibbs, clearance by Barry Bannan.

84mins

Andrey Arshavin sends in a cross, save by Bradley Guzan.

82mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan played to the near post, Kieran Gibbs manages to make a clearance.

82mins

Centre by Gabriel Agbonlahor, clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann by Carl Jenkinson. The ball is delivered by Barry Bannan, Christian Benteke produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

79mins

Carl Jenkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Enda Stevens. Bradley Guzan takes the direct free kick.

79mins

Brett Holman challenges Andrey Arshavin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Ramsey takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Shot by Brett Holman. Wojciech Szczesny makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan.

77mins

Andrey Arshavin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

75mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Aaron Ramsey goes wide left of the goal.

74mins

Carl Jenkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor. Barry Bannan delivers the ball, Christian Benteke takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

73mins

Christian Benteke produces a cross, Carl Jenkinson manages to make a clearance.

72mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, clearance by Matthew Lowton.

72mins

The ball is sent over by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Enda Stevens makes a clearance.

70mins

Shot by Aaron Ramsey. Barry Bannan gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Christian Benteke manages to make a clearance.

69mins

Yao Gervinho joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lukas Podolski.

68mins

Brett Holman is ruled offside. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Agbonlahor on Aaron Ramsey. Aaron Ramsey takes the free kick.

65mins

Shot by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Barry Bannan gets a block in.

62mins

Shot by Lukas Podolski from 18 yards. Blocked by Matthew Lowton. Corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line, Effort from deep inside the area by Aaron Ramsey misses to the right of the target. Brett Holman on for Karim El Ahmadi.

61mins

Eric Lichaj delivers the ball, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

60mins

Outswinging corner taken by Barry Bannan, Christian Benteke takes a shot. Blocked by Per Mertesacker. Inswinging corner taken by Barry Bannan from the right by-line, Carl Jenkinson manages to make a clearance.

59mins

The ball is crossed by Barry Bannan, clearance by Carl Jenkinson.

59mins

Corner taken by Barry Bannan from the right by-line, Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Christian Benteke takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Per Mertesacker gets a block in.

57mins

Ashley Westwood challenges Santi Cazorla unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

56mins

The ball is crossed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

55mins

The referee penalises Christian Benteke for handball. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Mikel Arteta. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Bannan.

52mins

Shot from 25 yards by Olivier Giroud. Save made by Bradley Guzan.

51mins

Eric Lichaj comes on in place of Ron Vlaar.

50mins

Olivier Giroud challenges Ashley Westwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Westwood takes the direct free kick.

48mins

Shot by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Blocked by Laurent Koscielny. Effort from 20 yards by Ashley Westwood. Save by Wojciech Szczesny. Lukas Podolski delivers the ball, save by Bradley Guzan.

47mins

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Santi Cazorla misses to the left of the target.

46mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produces a cross, Barry Bannan gets a block in.

46mins

The ball is crossed by Andreas Weimann, clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

43mins

The ball is crossed by Lukas Podolski, Effort on goal by Laurent Koscielny from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

42mins

Centre by Karim El Ahmadi, Wojciech Szczesny makes a comfortable save.

41mins

Centre by Kieran Gibbs.

41mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Mikel Arteta delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Ciaran Clark.

40mins

Barry Bannan produces a cross, clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

40mins

Aaron Ramsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Ciaran Clark. Direct free kick taken by Ron Vlaar.

38mins

The official flags Andreas Weimann offside. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Handball by Wojciech Szczesny. Free kick taken by Barry Bannan.

36mins

Santi Cazorla takes a shot from 20 yards. Ciaran Clark gets a block in.

36mins

The ball is swung over by Carl Jenkinson.

33mins

Unfair challenge on Per Mertesacker by Christian Benteke results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lukas Podolski on Gabriel Agbonlahor. Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

Enda Stevens sends in a cross, blocked by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

31mins

The referee blows for offside against Olivier Giroud. Ciaran Clark takes the direct free kick.

30mins

Carl Jenkinson sends in a cross, Enda Stevens makes a clearance.

29mins

Shot from 20 yards from Aaron Ramsey. Bradley Guzan makes a save. The ball is crossed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, save by Bradley Guzan.

29mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses the ball, clearance made by Ron Vlaar.

24mins

The official flags Andreas Weimann offside. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

Karim El Ahmadi goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

20mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

19mins

Carl Jenkinson crosses the ball.

18mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, Christian Benteke produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

18mins

Barry Bannan sends in a cross, clearance by Kieran Gibbs.

16mins

Barry Bannan takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

16mins

The ball is sent over by Christian Benteke, Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

16mins

Karim El Ahmadi sends in a cross.

13mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny. Outswinging corner taken by Barry Bannan.

10mins

Matthew Lowton fouled by Aaron Ramsey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Barry Bannan.

8mins

The ball is swung over by Enda Stevens.

6mins

The ball is swung over by Kieran Gibbs, Barry Bannan makes a clearance.

5mins

Per Mertesacker fouled by Gabriel Agbonlahor, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

4mins

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla played to the near post.

3mins

The referee blows for offside. Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Lambert unfazed by Villa plight Manager Paul Lambert is not pressing the panic button over Aston Villa's slide into the Barclays Premier League's bottom three. Lambert, whose side meets Arsenal on Saturday, has faith in his young squad and wants them to repeat the level of performance shown in their last home game against Manchester United - a battling 3-2 defeat. The Scot is not enjoying Villa's predicament but at least retains the backing of the club's fans during what still must be considered a transitional period following two testing years under Gerard Houllier and Alex McLeish. Lambert said: "The bottom three is not where I want to be, that's for sure. Myself, the club or the fans don't want to be there or near that. "But I also know the bigger picture and it's not just a quick fix. It's the big picture we are trying to rectify. "It's a results business, something I will never shy away from and the responsibility is mine and what will happen, will happen. It's at the end where you will be judged." Darren Bent is back in contention after a three-game absence due to an ankle injury. The England international has returned to training this week after missing the games with Sunderland and the two Manchester clubs. Left-back Eric Lichaj is also available after a leg muscle strain but Joe Bennett, Chris Herd, Charles N'Zogbia (all knee) and Richard Dunne (groin) are still out. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has challenged his players to make the most of slip-ups from their rivals to swiftly climb the Barclays Premier League table. The Gunners thumped north London rivals Tottenham 5-2 last weekend, when Manchester United lost at Norwich and Chelsea were beaten away to West Brom, while fifth-placed Everton went down 2-1 at Reading. Arsenal head into Saturday's late kick-off at Villa Park boosted by their midweek Champions League win over Montpellier, which secured safe passage into the last 16 of the competition. Wenger feels if the Gunners can build up a head of steam, they can put pressure on the sides above them. "With what is going on in the league, it looks like the team that can show consistency has a chance," he said. "If you have a team who doesn't drop points no matter what you do, you will never come back (into contention) once the difference is there. "We had a difficult period, I hope now we can show the consistency that is needed to come back." Theo Walcott will miss out with a shoulder injury, while defender Andre Santos (stomach muscle) is also out, but forward Gervinho and defender Kieran Gibbs are again in contention having been in the squad for the midweek Champions League win over Montpellier. Midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) and Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) continue their rehabilitation.

Formation:4231Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Bradley Guzan
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Enda Stevens
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Barry Bannan
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Christian Benteke
  • SUBS
  • Shay Given
  • Stephen Ireland
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Brett Holman
  • Fabian Delph
  • Jordan Bowery
  • Eric Lichaj

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLDWLL
  • Aston Villa
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • WLWLDW

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 24/03/2012
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 21/12/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 2
  • Aston Villa
  • 15/05/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 2 - 4
  • Arsenal
  • 27/11/2010
  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 27/01/2010
  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 27/12/2009

Top Scorers

Aston Villa

  • D Bent 2
  • C Benteke 2
  • A Weimann 2
  • G Agbonlahor 1
  • K El Ahmadi 1
  • C Clark 1
  • M Lowton 1

Arsenal

  • L Podolski 4
  • SG Cazorla 4
  • O Giroud 4
  • T Walcott 3
  • YK Gervinho 3
  • M Arteta 1
  • P Mertesacker 1
  • L Koscielny 1

Goals

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 10
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 23
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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