Aston Villa vs Arsenal Stats | The Analyst

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Written By Maya Cantina

We bring you the need-to-know Aston Villa vs Arsenal stats ahead of this crunch Premier League clash at Villa Park. Can Unai Emery’s men topple the Gunners as they did Manchester City on Wednesday?

Arsenal look to take top spot in the Premier League back after Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Crystal Palace earlier on Saturday. They have a tough assignment at Villa Park, though, against one of the form teams in the league, particularly on home soil.

There’s still time to read our Aston Villa vs Arsenal pre-match prediction and preview, while you can also check out the pre-match facts below and do your own analysis of the game from kick-off and beyond in our match centre.

Be sure to check back here at full-time for a data-driven match report of all the happenings from Villa Park.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal Pre-Match Facts

  • Aston Villa have won their last 14 home Premier League matches, a run stretching back to March. They’ve never won 15 consecutive home league games in their entire history, previous having 14 wins in a row ending in November 1903 and October 1931.
  • Villa have lost their last four Premier League games against Arsenal, though, since winning three games in a row without conceding between July 2020 and February 2021.
  • Arsenal have lost just two of their last 21 away Premier League games against Aston Villa (W12 D7), losing consecutively in 2019-20 and 2020-21.
  • Against no side have Arsenal won more Premier League away games than they have against Villa (14, same as West Ham), with their 14 wins at Villa Park also their joint-most at a specific away venue in the competition (also 14 at Selhurst Park – nine wins vs Crystal Palace and five vs Wimbledon).
  • Villa are winless in eight Premier League games against sides starting the day top of the table (D1 L7), losing each of the last five in a row. Their last such victory was in March 2014 (1-0 vs Chelsea).
  • Since the start of last season, Arsenal have won more away games (17) and more away points (55) than any other Premier League side. The Gunners have also conceded fewer goals on the road than any other ever-present side in that time (24).
  • Villa’s Leon Bailey has been involved in eight goals in his last 12 Premier League appearances (five goals, three assists), scoring the winner against Manchester City last time out. The Jamaican hasn’t completed 90 minutes in any of those games, averaging a goal or assist every 63 minutes.
  • Three of Unai Emery’s five meetings with Arsenal in all competitions have finished level (W1 L1). His only defeat against his former employers came in his only game against them as Villa boss so far, losing 4-2 in this exact fixture last season.
  • Gabriel Jesus has been involved in six goals in his last five appearances in all competitions for Arsenal, both scoring and assisting a goal in three separate games in this run.
  • Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been involved in 11 goals in his 14 Premier League appearances this season (five goals, six assists). Each of his last 10 involvements have either put Arsenal in the lead (eight) or drawn them level (two) in the game, while the other one this season turned out to be the winning goal.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal Stats Centre

Our live Opta match centre delivers you all the Aston Villa vs Arsenal stats from Saturday evening’s Premier League game at Villa Park.

The match centre below includes team and player stats, expected goals data, passing networks, an Opta chalkboard and more. It gives you everything you need to do your own analysis of the game from kick-off and beyond. 

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