A trip to Villa Park has become of the most daunting assignments in the top flight, with Unai Emery's side beating Manchester City on Wednesday night to extend their extraordinary winning run on home soil to 14 League matches.
Arsenal were the last away side to beat Villa, back in February, and another positive result this weekend would be a significant statement as they look to stay the course in the title race this season.
The Gunners sit two points clear at the top of the table, after Declan Rice's 97th-minute winner against Luton, but Villa will move to within a point of Mikel Arteta's side if they make it 15 wins on the bounce. Should they do so, Villa fans may start dreaming of a remarkable title challenge of their own.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Aston Villa vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 5:30pm GMT kick-off today on Saturday December 9, 2023.
The match will take place at Villa Park.
Where to watch Aston Villa vs Arsenal
TV channel: In the UK, today's game will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage beginning at 5pm.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Simon Collings at Villa Park.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal team news
Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Diego Carlos, Torres, Digne, Bailey, Kamara, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Tielemans, Watkins
Subs: Cash, Alex Moreno, Lenglet, Diaby, Zaniolo, Duran, Dendoncker, Ramsey, Marschall
Arsenal XI: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Rice, Havertz, Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Martinelli
Subs: Ramsdale, Nketiah, Kiwior, Cedric, Trossard, Jorginho, Nelson, Elneny, Walters
Aston Villa vs Arsenal prediction
Villa continue to pass every test at home with flying colours, but Arsenal go into this match on a high too after their dramatic win over Luton.
The Gunners have been incredibly controlled for much of the season, but they were somewhat ragged at the back at Kenilworth Road and any repeat of that here will surely see them punished by Emery's in-form side.
For all they have won every League match at home this season, Villa have only kept two clean sheets, and so it would be no surprise if we get goals at both ends. Neither side would be too disappointed should the points be shared.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Aston Villa wins: 69
Arsenal wins: 87
Aston Villa vs Arsenal match odds
Aston Villa to win: 5/2
Arsenal to win: 21/20
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).