Aston Villa are in a desperate fight for survival, just three points behind 17th place Watford. Tonight, they host Arsenal, in a bid to bag some points and save their status as a Premier League club. Our guide tells you everything you need to know to watch Aston Villa vs Arsenal tonight.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal kick-off time
The game kicks off at 8.15 pm BST, with the players set to take a knee on the first whistle, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
How to watch Aston Villa vs Arsenal in the UK
The game is available to Sky Sports customers on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
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Aston Villa vs Arsenal match preview
Just three points separate 18th place Villa and 17th place Watford. Notably, Watford appear in tonight’s early kick-off against Manchester City and – barring an upset – that could provide a chance for Villa to close the gap.
However, Arsenal put in one of their best performances of the season at the weekend. Bagging a 2-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday in the FA Cup semi final. If the Gunners can bring that same organisation and sharp attacking football to tonight’s game, Villa will have their work cut out.
Villa have racked up a win and a draw from their last two outings and are clearly motivated to stay in the Premier League. Tonight’s fixture is a bigger ask, but it’s also a huge opportunity for the club.
Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi will be unavailable due to a hamstring injury. He hasn’t been consistent enough to become a favourite with Arsenal fans but paired well with David Luiz to keep Chelsea out at the weekend.
So, will Aston Villa grab some points and edge towards survival? Or will Arsenal put in a performance as impressive as their Cup victory from the weekend? You can catch all the action live on Sky Sports.