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Kiwior dropped in three big changes | Expected Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1) vs Aston Villa

Arsenal will be aiming to return to winning ways when they host Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Gunners are currently two points behind Manchester City at the top of the table and have the chance to reclaim their position by beating the Villans.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta could make multiple changes from the 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final in midweek.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

David Raya has been an undisputed starter in goal for the Gunners since mid-September. The Spaniard has kept 12 clean sheets in the league and will be aiming for another shut-out against Unai Emery’s side.

There may be at least one change from the Bayern draw in ndefence. Jakub Kiwior had a tough outing at left-back and he was partly responsible for both goals conceded. Oleksandr Zinchenko replaced him at the interval and the Ukrainian could start from the off today.

Gabriel Magalhaes was not present in yesterday’s training session at the Emirates Stadium, but he is expected to partner William Saliba in the heart of the defence. Ben White is a nailed-on starter on the right side of the four-man backline for the Gunners.

Jorginho had a difficult game against Bayern as he struggled to cope with the pace of their attackers. Thomas Partey could get his first start of the year in midfield alongside Declan Rice.

Martin Odegaard should continue from his advanced midfield position. The Norwegian was brilliant in midweek, creating five chances for his teammates.

Bukayo Saka and Kai Havertz will retain their attacking positions, but there could be a change on the left wing. Gabriel Martinelli was largely ineffective against Joshua Kimmich and could make way for Leandro Trossard.

He scored a crucial equaliser for the second straight Champions League game and was also on the scoresheet at Brighton & Hove Albion last week.

How Arsenal could line up vs Aston Villa

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