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Arsenal Vs Aston Villa – Match Preview

Well, we have finally reached the end of the 2015-16 season, and the majority of Gooners will be mightily relieved this is the case.

This campaign has seen more missed opportunities than an Ade Akinbiyi season, not to take away the fabulous achievements of Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City. With a squad more than capable of constructing a title challenge, yet in the home straight, Arsenal were staving off challenges from the Manchester clubs for the coveted Top4 spots.

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Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal – Cech and Ozil Near Records – Match Review

After the emotional turbulence of our Champions League efforts in midweek, an away match in the most competitive Premier League races in years is hardly the recuperation our undoubtedly jaded players required.

Thankfully though, the opponent was Aston Villa – who at the time of writing have a paltry six points. It was ex-Gunner Remi Garde who was in the opposition dugout and he must have been hoping that the Gunners would be physically exhausted after their Athens heroics.

He was thankfully wrong.

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Aston Villa Vs Arsenal – Match Preview

Kick-Off – 1330hrs.

The Arsenal players will still be on a high after completing ‘Mission Improbable’ in Greece in midweek, but Arsene Wenger faces the task of switching their focus back to the Premier League – the trophy that Arsenal really have their eyes on.

The 3-0 win over Olympiacos was preceded by a tough victory over Sunderland. These two wins meant that December dispelled the truly awful month of November, where only two points out of nine were acquired. These two triumphs were all in the face of some massive absences in the form of Alexis Sanchez, Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla.

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Football Over-Sanitized or a Need for More Safety Presence?

Originally featured on You Are My Arsenal

After Aston Villa’s progress to the F.A Cup Semi-Final and a much needed trip to Wembley for the success-starved supporters – the articles weren’t revolving around a second win for Tim Sherwood’s men over the Baggies in a week. They were concentrated on the pitch invasion which followed the final whistle.

Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion - FA Cup Quarter Final

The reaction from the majority – media experts and fans alike – was a damning verdict on not only the fans from both teams, but on the distinct lack of numbers needed to stem a tide of emotionally charged supporters. 

 
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