Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday following a respectable performance in the Champions League in midweek.

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners, fresh from a 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich, will meet Unai Emery’s Villans at Emirates Stadium.

Table-topping Arsenal will be hoping to maintain their lead at the top of the league as Liverpool and Manchester City close in.

Meanwhile, Villa will be eager to return to the top four following a 3-3 draw with Brentford on Saturday.

Tottenham, who defeated Nottingham Forest on Sunday, moved ahead of them in the top four.The late penalty call by Bukayo Saka in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg versus Bayern caused criticism

Saka appeared to have been clattered by Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, but referee Glenn Nyberg did not make a ruling before VAR intervened.


The Arsenal star was dissatisfied with the referee’s decision, which became a topic of discussion among Gunners supporters, rivals, and analysts following the tie.

For example, Jamie Carragher praised the referee’s judgment, while Micah Richards felt Saka earned the penalty.

How is Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka feeling ahead of the Aston Villa game?
However, Mikel Arteta sought to put the incident behind him, maintaining that the 22-year-old is “fine” and ready to face Villa.

On Friday, the Arsenal media team questioned Arteta if Saka had “calmed down after Tuesday night




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