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Poll: Who Wins This Match?

Arsenal: 100% (12 votes)
Aston Villa: 0% (0 votes)
Draw: 0% (0 votes)
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Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 12:03am On Mar 24, 2012
Arsene Wenger is prepared to gamble on the right player this summer when he targets quality over quantity to strengthen Arsenal's squad.

Wenger denied that Germany striker Lukas Podolski is close to joining the Gunners in an £11million deal having undergone a medical.

But the Arsenal boss admitted he is ready to scour the transfer market in his quest for high-quality additions to the squad.

"Quantity-wise we will not do a lot. Quality-wise certainly, and we will take a gamble if we find top, top quality of course,'' he said.

"The number of the squad is 25. We have many players out on loan and we have not had Jack Wilshere or Abou Diaby for the whole season.

"These players will be back and that means number and quality-wise we are strong because we are now in the position we are in without these players.''

Arsenal are seeking their seventh successive Barclays Premier League win when they host Aston Villa.

They supplanted Tottenham in third place with their 1-0 victory over Everton on Wednesday night and Wenger believes the battle for Champions League football is intensifying.

"Third is better than fourth, but if you have no choice, you take fourth and the opportunity. Let's see how it goes now,'' he said.

"I believe Newcastle are still in the fight, as are Tottenham and Chelsea. Liverpool are maybe too far off, but you never know.''

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby will not be risked for the game.

Diaby has recovered from a hamstring injury, but Wenger will not name him in his squad until next week.

Wenger will use an unchanged squad from the group which won at Everton, with Per Mertesacker (ankle) and midfielder Jack Wilshere (ankle) still sidelined.

Meanwhile, Alex McLeish insists it is unfair to place all the goalscoring burden on Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor in Darren Bent's absence.

Agbonlahor has a greater responsibility on his shoulders now that Bent is sidelined for the remainder of the campaign with ankle ligament damage.

But McLeish believes it is vital Villa look to find the net from all areas of the team as they look to repeat last season's Barclays Premier League win at the Emirates Stadium.

McLeish said: "You can't keep singling out one guy in Gabby to get you the goals. We need other guys to score as well.

"We need to score from set pieces, we've not done that very well this season.

"We need goals from the wide men, we need goals from midfield. Stan (Stiliyan Petrov) has scored five, Charles N'Zogbia has got a couple, Gabby six or seven.

"We are looking for Gabby to get amongst the goals - but he is also a provider and his assists this season been excellent as well.''

Winger Charles N'Zogbia is battling to overcome a tweaked knee ligament in time to face the Gunners.

He suffered the setback during training on Thursday and his fitness will be assessed.

Striker Andreas Weimann is pushing for a start after scoring the winner against Fulham a fortnight ago. If N'Zogbia is ruled out, Weimann could play up front with Agbonlahor reverting to the wide role he has been employed in before this season.

Bent, defender Richard Dunne (shoulder) and midfielder Fabian Delph (ankle) remain long-term absentees while utility player Ciaran Clark is still recovering from a knee problem.


Match
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by scopusng(m): 10:25am On Mar 24, 2012
Arsenal 2 Aston Villa 0
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by habayommy: 12:27pm On Mar 24, 2012
scopusng: Arsenal 2 Aston Villa 0
wink wink
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by msb247(m): 1:31pm On Mar 24, 2012
Gunners all the way! We gon' beat them hands down. Clean sheet for that matter. Not even Barca or Madrid can stop our current form of Wins cool
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by EEVICTOREE(m): 3:08pm On Mar 24, 2012
Arsenal Noni grin
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by KayDee4: 3:42pm On Mar 24, 2012
Haha

Chelsea 0 - 0 Tottenham (FT)

Lets go gunners

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Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by edoyad(m): 3:45pm On Mar 24, 2012
Present Sir!
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by edoyad(m): 3:45pm On Mar 24, 2012
Present Sir! grin
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by proudly9ja(m): 3:47pm On Mar 24, 2012
Kosielny is injured. Djorou replaces him at CB position for today's game
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by KayDee4: 4:05pm On Mar 24, 2012
Agbaya Heskey angry angry angry
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by KayDee4: 4:16pm On Mar 24, 2012
Arsenal GOAL - Gibbs

1 - 0
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by KayDee4: 4:25pm On Mar 24, 2012
Another classic pass from Song an a goal by Theo

2 - 0
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by yokiti: 4:35pm On Mar 24, 2012
Now that our rivals match has ended in a barren draw; we are greatly extending the lead. Gunners all the way!

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Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by edoyad(m): 4:36pm On Mar 24, 2012
Why did we ever play Rozzi on the Flanks, He's a middle man cheesy grin
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by KayDee4: 4:41pm On Mar 24, 2012
Oh my Oh my, wetin that defender chop. That wld have been a sumptuous grin goal by Van Pee
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by KayDee4: 4:43pm On Mar 24, 2012
edoyad: Why did we ever play Rozzi on the Flanks, He's a middle man cheesy grin

FAB4 in the team + his 1 year hammy injury.

But its good to have him pulling the strings from the middle now.


Djourou , stop all those your short passes o. 3rd time or so now.
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by Ibomade1: 4:49pm On Mar 24, 2012
The number of assists from Song is on the increase
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 5:05pm On Mar 24, 2012
second half underway
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 5:07pm On Mar 24, 2012
Arsenal corner
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by femi4(m): 5:10pm On Mar 24, 2012
Arsenal has never lost a saturday 3 0' clock fixed epl match for the past 18 months...Na wa for this commentator for keeping such record
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 5:11pm On Mar 24, 2012
femi4: Arsenal has never lost a saturday 3 0' clock fixed epl match for the past 18 months...Na wa for this commentator for keeping such record
i hear am . .na dem wan jinx us ni
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 5:11pm On Mar 24, 2012
femi4: Arsenal has never lost a saturday 3 0' clock fixed epl match for the past 18 months...Na wa for this commentator for keeping such record
i hear am . .na dem wan jinx us ni

warnock dey mad, you wan wound tw ni angry
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by KayDee4: 5:12pm On Mar 24, 2012
Muki, na now u wake up ?

Phil Dowd brought out the red card by mistake, he he. Warnock wld have gone off

Na ordinary free kick these 3 musketeers dey plan like say na coup plot. cheesy

OxChambo warming up. Time to bring him on and make this scoreline more bloody.
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 5:16pm On Mar 24, 2012
goooooood one chesneeeey kiss

@ kaydee i wake up since o, my internet dey dance since
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 5:19pm On Mar 24, 2012
chesneeeeeeey!!!! cheesy
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by highland(m): 5:20pm On Mar 24, 2012
good
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 5:21pm On Mar 24, 2012
another corner

goood ball in gibbs if only rozzzy . .. sigh sad lol
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by KayDee4: 5:22pm On Mar 24, 2012
Van Persie showing mad skills tricks

Walcott don dey jump high like TV5, him chop frog ? grin
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 5:23pm On Mar 24, 2012
Kay-Dee:
Van Persie showing mad skills tricks
grin grin grin

one song we've only got one songinhoo!!! grin cheesy
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 5:24pm On Mar 24, 2012
wow rosickkkkkyy!!!! shocked
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 5:26pm On Mar 24, 2012
corner for villa
Re: Arsenal Vs Aston Villa (3 - 0)On 24th March 2012 by mukina2: 5:27pm On Mar 24, 2012
gervinho AND gibbs out for Ramsey and Andre Santos

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