Monday night, there is no way we can get anything from Arsenal, not at home.
They have only lost to Man C and Man U and, of course us on the first day of the season.
How can we get anything out of this game? Well, I'm sure they will come and dominate possession so we can play like the away side.
We need to hope that Lambert has worked something out in training this week. We must have Beneteke back to his best, Vlaar must be fit. I would not play Weimann (so he is sure to start). Gabby usually likes a game against Arsenal.
But for me the most important thing could well be the fans, They need to get behind the lads NO MATTER WHAT happens, if we start badly and the fans start moaning, there will be no way back.
So I'm hoping for the best, expecting the worst, so anything other than a loss is a bonus! Oh, the life of a Villa fan!!
UTV, did we sign anyone yet?????
Arsenal have a score to settle with us and I am sure they will be up for it, we could learn a lot from them about passing the ball.
I hope like you that Weimann doesn't play, I would give Helenius a game along with Gabby and Benteke.
Vlaar must be back otherwise I am going to go for a Bovril and pie.
Hope PL has a plan and you're right the fans need to play their part (at least for now)
I am disappointed that we appear to have bid for Hoolahan and that is stalled and no one else. I would rather have Defour although maybe Hoolahan is a stop gap for better things later.
Lawro has us down for a draw. It'll be difficult for us if Vlaar doesn't play. But Arsenal have their own problems. They'll still go for attack, which could create opportunities for us. But can we take advantage?
HOT TRANSFER NEWS - We are NOT going to get Defour, well thanks for that Birmingham Mail!!
I wont be too surprised if we get something from this game. I would take a point now because this game will suit our playing style Arsenal will have all the ball and will come at us hopefully leaving space for us to exploit.
I think it will be a good atmosphere with the lights and as long as we don't get smashed the fans will be right behind the boys.
Gabby and Guzan (didn't know he was injured) fit. Vlaar and Baker possibles.
Its not a bad side, come on you Villa Boys.
Wow we are awful...what a first half that wasn't.