Arsenal will be hoping to continue their winning ways in the Premier League when they face Aston Villa at the Emirates stadium on SundayReuters

Arsenal take on Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium as they look to better their position in the Premier League.

Apart from their unexpected defeat to Southampton, the Gunners have been in decent form, of late, winning four out of their last five fixtures in the Premier League.

They will be confident, especially after their 2-0 victory over defending champions Manchester City in the last league fixture.

Although Arsenal are currently in sixth position in the Premier League, a victory could see them rise to the fourth position, provided Southampton draw or lose against Swansea City on Sunday.

The North London-based club are expected to easily beat the struggling Villa, who have only managed to score a total of 11 goals in the Premier League so far, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists that his side will not be taking Paul Lambert's side for granted.

"There is a distortion between the quality Villa have going forward [and their goal record]," the Gunners boss told Arsenal's official website, adding that the Birmingham-based club have struggled due to the injury of their key players.

"When you look at the names they have on their team sheet, they have (Christian) Benteke, (Gabriel) Agbonlahor and (Andreas) Weimann, who can all score goals."

"They suffered a lot from Agbonlahor's injury after Benteke was out for a long time. Benteke was one of their main goalscorers, and he also provides [assists] because he's so good in the air. When everybody's there, it is a team that looks quite dangerous going forward."

Meanwhile, Aston Villa will also be hoping to get a positive result out of this fixture despite their poor form, of late.

The Villans are currently just above the relegation zone in the 16th position, having failed to register a single win in their last seven Premier League fixtures, since their 2-1 victory over Leicester City on 7 December.

Despite their recent run of poor form, Villa boss Lambert feels that the "club is moving in a really good direction."

"There's a lot of good things going on. This club is moving in a really good direction," the Scotsman told Villa's official website.

The Villans will be a little confident following win over Championship leaders Bournemouth in the fourth round of the FA Cup, where the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea were eliminated by lower division sides.

And Lambert insists that his side will be heading to the Emirates "with plenty of confidence," following their victory against Bournemouth in the FA Cup.

"I think the Bournemouth game helped us with the way we played and the chances we did create. The lads are really upbeat and there's a really good feeling."

"We go to Arsenal with plenty of confidence and with guys who are really enjoying their football," said Lambert.

Expected starting line-ups:

Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Ramsey, Cazorla; Walcott, Giroud, Ozil

Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Okore, Baker, Cissokho; Gil, Westwood, Delph, Cleverley; Agbonlahor, Benteke

Where to Watch Live

The EPL match is scheduled for 1:30pm GMT (7pm IST, 8:30am ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Viewers in the UK can catch the match live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD , while the live streaming option is on Sky Go or Watch Sky Sports. Catch the game live in the US on NBC Sports, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports and live stream it on Fox Sports On Demand.

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