Premier League - Match facts: Aston Villa v Arsenal

Facts and figures ahead of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park.

Aston Villa have won none of their last 13 Premier League home games against Arsenal (D6 L7).

There has been a goal scored in the 87th minute or later in seven of the last nine Premier League games between Arsenal and Villa.

Darren Bent has scored six goals in his last eight Premier League games against Arsenal and in his only FA Cup appearance against them last season for Villa.

Abou Diaby has scored four goals in six Premier League games against Villa; more than against any other opponent in the competition.

The Villans have won only two of their last 18 home games in the Premier League (W2 D7 L9).

The Gunners had lost just one of their previous 12 Premier League away games (W7 D4 L1) before losing their last two on the road against Norwich and Man Utd.

The only top-flight season in which Villa have had fewer points after 12 games than this season is 1964-65 (adjusted for three points for a win).

Arsenal’s last two Premier League games have produced a total of 13 goals.

Both teams have scored in seven of Arsenal’s last nine Premier League games.

Only Barcelona’s Xavi (1152) has made more passes than Mikel Arteta (1104) in Europe’s big five leagues this season.