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Aston Villa V Arsenal - Team News

The teams that will go head to head are as follows:

Aston Villa

01 Sorensen
24 Bardsley
04 Mellberg
21 Cahill
16 Bouma
11 Petrov
08 McCann
06 Barry
15 Agbonlahor
10 Carew
17 Young

13 Taylor, 12 Davis, 19 Ridgewell, 22 Moore, 23 Berger

01 Lehmann
31 Hoyte
19 Silva
20 Djourou
10 Gallas
08 Ljungberg
04 Fabregas
15 Denilson
02 Diaby
09 Julio Baptista
30 Aliadiere

21 Poom, 06 Senderos, 07 Rosicky, 16 Flamini, 32 Walcott

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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 14 2007

Time: 7:40PM

Your Comments

CMON GUNNERZ !!!!!!!!!!!
YESS!!!!! 0-1 to the arsenal !!!!!
3-0 please. And hats off second diably goal!! Go Gunners
3-1 will do me!
Ahead at half time, fantastic! let's hope man city can get a goal back at home to chelski to cancel lumpard's pen
u watching the game? aliadiere miss off the year.... shocking. he shud have a hatrick. villa missed 2 great chances as well
i kno how many 1 on 1's can he miss......WOW...just WOW
Youngest in Charge
where are you watching this!?
oooh i smell 3rd, and spuds are watching some poor euro thingy competition, 3rd is much better than a Qtr final of a poor euro comp.
dont watch the highlights.... what an awful game of football. could have been 6-6. awful defending, missed chances and gave the ball away far too often..... lucky goal to win it as well...... but, after the past 2 weeks; ill take that no end!
Excellent! A hard earned 1-0 win. Now let's hope the team can build on it. This game meant a lot to Wenger, did anyone see how he was reacting to everything? Le Boss smells second methinks!
great result after a terrible run of everything. we'll have to be even better on sunday at everton
Did I hear correctly on Sky Sports. 40,000 at the Emirates for our Youth Cup Semi Final. That's higher than most Premiership clubs attendences if that's right. 1-0 up against the Mancs as well! 1-0 against Villa too. A good night all round!
Who scored? i was trying to watch it on some real *****ty streaming thing and it was ******** up the whole first half.
Ozi Gooner
"1-0 to the Arsenal!"
Ozi Gooner
diaby... a lucky goal, didnt know much about it from a weak baptista effort... Baptista very unhappy about being subbed; had a word with wenger when he went off....... i think they thought he was injured
Diaby it was Oz.
Well done lads... liked the look of the midfield -fab den and diaby nice n dynamic... carew dived like a cynical git a few 2 many times imo, but thought villa played some decent footie... btw was i imagining it or wagg the boss having a go at the beast when he was subbed?
It is third already. Hopefully we do this again and again for the rest of the year. Then maybe we have a shot @ 2nd. I have a question though. This is our 10th clean sheet of the season in EPL. which goal keeper has the most clean sheets in his 1) career in EPL 2) a single season in EPL. I think this season it must be van der saar
Yeah i saw that, was the Beast having a go at Wenger? or was Wenger having a go at the beast?
Ozi Gooner
Wenger thought Baptista was tired so he pulled him off. Baptista said no, Wenger claimed he saw him put his hands on the hips. That was it. No big fuss. Aliadoere... what do you do with him? It is obvious he has skill, pace, intelligence... his timing is a bit off and looks like he thinks too much. I think I would have at least hit the target with the header. Tough one on Arsene.
Good to see Diaby score :) no matter how lucky it was, all that matter is that we are now 3rd.
To be honest I would shif Aliadiere. He is a good player but I think he should move on to a team like Leon or Monaco. I don't know.
For all our bad luck this season we deserved a bit of luck with the goal. The only thing is, it's a bit late for our luck to change now, so Lady Luck you can f*** off and shove your ugly c*** of a head up your fat scabby arse, you stinking f***** b******........****....****. So yes, as I was saying a little bit of luck goes a long way!
Yeah it's true 38,187 to be exact, great goal from Kieran Gibbs. The cheap prices meant family's could go together, 1 for kids 5 adults. A record attendance for the FA Youth Cup.
Just saw the Gibbs goal on Sky Sports News. What a strike. Must have been fantastic for the young lads to play in front of a big crowd.
fabregas slump continues.
Haza he is probably tired, pro evo brb
The Pondscum beat the Arsenal of North Portugal, closest they'll get to beating the real thing for another 12 years.
Ozi Gooner
there were some brownish pants at the lane tonight, especially at 0-1 and 2-2...
just got bavk from the gametock three hours to get to the motorway out of villa park and and another hour to get on the motorway :x
A good 3 points for us, i didnt watch the game, so I'm really looking forward to the highlights. I hope Ali scores a few, before his time is up. Sounds like he missed an easy chance on goal.
an easy chance or 3 prits! Good to see him getting in scoring positions though.
yes correct iceman, if he could finish we would have some player on our hands
Who's this Jake B fella? sounds like a poor mans me.
Jacky B
Exrox, know exactly what you mean, do you know what that was for? They decided to repaint the road markings on the M1, on the night of a sold out Prem fixture! Who decides these things? Have to give it to Freddie, he played really well and Gallas did too- his reaction at the end was a bit of a statement and I'm convinced these quotes attributed to him this week have been utter *********. Weird game, we should have had it sewn up by HT, but Carew was a constant pain (a bit of a diver too).
Little Dutch
LD - I'm looking forward to your match report. It's good to know Freddie can still put in a good game, with all the criticism of late. The key in future will probably be to play him once in 2 weeks :).
Lucky to get away with a win....
So funny seeing an Arse supporter accusing a player from another team of being a diver. The phrase pot calling the kettle black springs to mind.

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