Premier League (EPL) 24 Nov 2012 Aston Villa 0 – Arsenal FC 0
Premier League (EPL) 24 Mar 2012 Arsenal FC 3 – Aston Villa 0
FA Cup (FA) 29 Jan 2012 Arsenal FC 3 – Aston Villa 2
Premier League (EPL) 21 Dec 2011 Aston Villa 1 – Arsenal FC 2
Premier League (EPL) 15 May 2011 Arsenal FC 1 – Aston Villa 2
Arsenal have won only two of their last six home games against Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League, after winning each of the previous eight.
Villa have only scored 16 goals in 20 away trips to Arsenal in the Premier League.
Villa boast Christian Benteke who has now scored in five successive appearances in all competitions (six goals).
Theo Walcott has equalled his highest tally of assists in a single Premier League season (8 – the same as 2011-12).
Only three players have produced more assists in the Premier League since the start of last season than Walcott (16), Mata, Silva and Valencia.
Arsenal have caught more players offside than any other top-flight team this season (91).
Arsenal have created fewer goalscoring chances from corners than any other side this season (24)
Villa have been shown more yellow cards than any other Premier League team this season (54), while Arsenal have been shown fewer yellow cards than any other side (24).
Arsenal have only scored one goal fewer (50) than they had at this point of their ‘Invincibles’ season of 2003-04 (51).
Arsenal 2 Aston Villa 1
Note: Stats from opta/Uk Eurosport