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Arsenal's Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez gives indications during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Emi Martinez almost signed new Arsenal contract until…

It was reported that Emi Martinez was close to signing a new contract with Arsenal but then he signed for Aston Villa, so what happened?
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa battles for possession with David Luiz of Arsenal and Dani Ceballos of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal FC at Villa Park on July 21, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Aston Villa: The 1st match

Arsenal vs Aston Villa (or Aston Villa vs Arsenal if you prefer) is a fixture that has been played since 1904 and it has returned more than it's fair share of entertainment.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures from the sidelines during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 8, 2020. (Photo by Andy Rain / POOL / AFP)

Episode 263: Stick or Twist – Arteta’s tactical conundrum

On this week's podcast, Matthew and Anita ask what lessons can be learned from the Molde and Aston Villa games, look at line up options and try to square the circle of Arsenal's squad.
Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish (C) runs with the ball as Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) chases him during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 8, 2020. (Photo by Andy Rain / POOL / AFP)

Only 1 Arsenal player rated higher than Willian vs Aston Villa

Willian was widely castigated on social media so it was something of a surprise to see him rated as one of the best players in the Arsenal side.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures from the sidelines during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 8, 2020. (Photo by Andy Rain / POOL / AFP)

Arteta angry at Arsenal attitude against Aston Villa

Mikel Arteta will not accept the mindset he saw from Arsenal players against Aston Villa as they collapsed 3-0 at home in the Premier League.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Thomas Partey of Arsenal shoots under pressure from Trezeguet of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on November 08, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta gives Thomas Partey injury update

Mikel Arteta updates on the extent of Thomas Partey's injury after the midfielder was substituted on Sunday against Aston Villa.
Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno celebrates saving a penalty during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 1, 2020. (Photo by PETER BYRNE/AFP via Getty Images)

Emi Martinez vs Bernd Leno: Did Arsenal make the right decision?

Emi Martinez vs Bernd Leno was always going to be the big talking point as he returns to the Emirates, so how is he doing v Bernd Leno?
Mohamed Elneny playing against Manchester United (Photo via Elneny on Instagram)

Surprising midfielder keeps his spot: Arsenal predicted lineup vs Aston Villa

Mikel Arteta's side returns to Premier League action at the Emirates Stadium this weekend, so let's take a look at our Arsenal predicted lineup vs Aston Villa.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal appeals to referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Brighton, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Horror referee gets 1st Arsenal game of the season for Aston Villa

We've had to wait until November, but Martin Atkinson has finally been selected to referee an Arsenal match this season and that's not good news
Emi Martinez after signing for Aston Villa (Photo via AVFC.co.uk)

Emi Martinez: Moving to Aston Villa was a step up in my career

Emi Martinez said after he left Arsenal that signing for Aston Villa was a 'step up' in his career.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa leads his team out prior to the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park on November 01, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Emi Martinez signing annoyed friends says Aston Villa manager

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has revealed he annoyed a few friends when he signed Emi Martinez while Arteta says he didn't want to sell him
Gabriel Martinelli (L) back in training with Arsenal (Photo via Twitter)

Latest updates with 3 out: Arsenal injury news for Aston Villa

With slow but steady progress on a number of fronts this week, here’s our Arsenal injury news for Aston Villa this weekend.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 04, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Ceballos and Ozil play as Arsenal lose against Aston Villa Emirates friendly

Arsenal played another friendly match behind-closed-doors at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday against Aston Villa but lost the match 2-3.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Match Referee Jonathan Moss speaks with Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Not him again! Arsenal v Aston Villa referee assessed

Jon Moss will take charge of Arsenal's Premier League game against Aston Villa this weekend, following on from Anthony Taylor's appointment last week in the 'best league in the world'.