Aston Villa will be hoping that they can get a result at Arsenal this weekend, and pick up their second win of the season.
Villa travel to the Emirates Stadium after securing their second clean sheet of the season against West Ham, with Dean Smith’s side playing out a goalless draw with the Hammers.
However, Villa face an arguably bigger task as they take on Arsenal, especially after the Gunners 3-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening.
The team will take heart however from their performance against Tottenham earlier this season, with Villa being very unlucky in their defeat against Arsenal’s North London rivals.
However, what players will have to be at their best for Villa to take anything away from the Emirates Stadium on Sunday?
Here, we take a look at five players who will be key to any success Villa could have this weekend on their travels in North London.
Heaton has seemingly solved Villa’s goalkeeper problem, but he faces a huge test on Sunday.
Alexandre Lacazette may be injured, but Pierre Emerick Aubameyang remains a huge threat for the Gunners.
The England stopper will have to be on top form to deal with the threat of the Gunners attack.
Guilbert has impressed many with his performances so far for Villa, but he faces an impressive Arsenal attack on Sunday.
Nicholas Pepe had a hugely impressive record in France, but has struggled to perform in the Premier League.
Arsenal’s attack also features Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, who is also a huge threat.
Grealish hasn’t really got going so far this season, but Arsenal could present a huge opportunity for the midfielder.
Arsenal have shown some defensive frailties already this season, and Grealish will be hoping to get his season off the mark, with an assist or a goal.
The striker could very much do with a goal on Sunday.
He has received some criticism as of late, and he could really silence some doubters if he can perform against Arsenal.
However, the striker really needs to cut out his theatrics if he is to make an impact.