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Aston Villa v Arsenal – BBC Sport


Head coach Dean Smith’s Aston Villa side are three points adrift of safety with two games remainingTEAM NEWS

Aston Villa’s on-loan midfielder Danny Drinkwater could make a first appearance since the restart after recovering from a minor injury.

Kortney Hause is expected to return to the match-day squad but Neil Taylor is sidelined with a hamstring problem.

Arsenal may rotate their squad following Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final win with Eddie Nketiah available after completing a three-game ban.

Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Gabriel Martinelli and Bernd Leno remain out.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Aston Villa have lost six consecutive Premier League matches against Arsenal, by an aggregate score of 19-3. Villa are winless in 17 Premier League home fixtures (D7, L10), since a 3-2 triumph on 13 December 1998.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa will be relegated if Watford better their result against Manchester City.Villa have lost 21 of their 36 Premier League fixtures this season. They have only lost more than 20 Premier League matches on one other occasion, when they were relegated in 2015-16.They can go three league games unbeaten for only the second…