• Victory in this game would be Aston Villa's 300th in Barclays Premier League history.
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in 14 Barclays Premier League trips to Villa Park, winning seven and drawing seven.
  • The Gunners' 14 game unbeaten run at Villa is their longest away run without defeat against a single side in Premier League history.
  • Arsenal conceded two penalties in the reverse fixture against Aston Villa this season for the first time in the PL since Feb 5 2011 v Newcastle.
  • No team has scored the first goal in more Premier League games this season than Arsenal (15). Conversely, no side has scored the first goal on fewer occasions this season than Aston Villa (5).
  • The Villains have kept just two clean sheets in their last 21 home league matches.
  • Arsene Wenger's side have won just two of their last nine Premier League matches in January (D2 L5).
  • Aston Villa have used fewer players in the Premier League this season (21) than any other club.
  • The Gunners have scored more headed goals than any other team in the league this season (9).
  • Aston Villa have won only one of their last nine Premier League home games in January (W1 D4 L4).