Looking to bounce back from defeat on Wednesday, let’s take a look at our Arsenal predicted lineup to face Aston Villa on Saturday.

Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 23, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 23, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

As unfortunate and frustrating as it was to lose against Liverpool, it was always a strong possibility going into Wednesday’s game. The League Cup winners may well win the Premier League and more this season, and they’ll give anyone a tough match.

The important thing is that Mikel Arteta’s side bounces back against Aston Villa this weekend to keep the top-four charge going. Here’s our Arsenal predicted lineup to face Villa.

Goalkeeper

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsdale didn’t cover himself in glory with Liverpool’s opening goal, but he’s still having a strong season and should start against Aston Villa. Bernd Leno will make the bench.

Defence

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Takehiro Tomiyasu’s absence from the Japan squad suggests he won’t be available for Arsenal until after the international break. Instead, Arteta will need to call on Cedric Soares once again.

Arteta has opted for consistency in his team selection lately, so Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Ben White will probably all start again as well.

Midfield

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates victory following the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on March 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal celebrates victory following the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on March 13, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Martin Odegaard came off early against Liverpool, and Granit Xhaka rarely needs resting, so they should both be fine to start away to Aston Villa.

You’d be more tentative about playing Thomas Partey three times in a week, after his injury problems at Arsenal. But he’s been combining so well with the other two, I think Arteta will take the risk.

Forwards

Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (R) celebrates with Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (L) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 19, 2022. - - (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe (R) celebrates with Alexandre Lacazette (L) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 19, 2022. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

The one potential change in the team could be Emile Smith Rowe coming in for Gabriel Martinelli. Martinelli gave his all against Liverpool, and he may need a rest at the weekend.

Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette both got early substitutions on Wednesday, which has hopefully protected them for further starts this week.

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Aston Villa

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