The game is the last of a trio of dificult fixtures for the Villans, who lost their last two games against Manchester United and Manchester City. The results have left them lingering near the relegation zone, and Paul Lambert is desperate to move up the table, saying: "The bottom three is not where I want to be, that's for sure. Myself, the club or the fans don't want to be there or near that. But I also know the bigger picture and it's not just a quick fix."
Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, will hope to build some solid form for his side which have been typically inconsistent. Improved performances from the likes of Olivier Giroud and Per Mertesacker should boost confidence in the Gunners, and Wenger will be hoping that they can do the job in a potentially tricky encounter.
Aston Villa injuries and suspensions
Arsenal injuries and suspensions
Gervinho and Kieran Gibbs are ready to return for Arsenal after being in the squad for their midweek fixture against Montpellier.
Match Date\Time: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. local, 12:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
TV: ESPN (U.K.), Fox Soccer Channel (U.S.), Fox Deportes (U.S. Spanish), Sportsnet Regional (Canada)