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2 ways Arsenal could lineup against Aston Villa

Arsenal can move into the Europa League stages on the English Premier League table if they beat Aston Villa on Friday night.

Arsenal escaped a defeat against Crystal Palace on Monday, thanks to a late-minute equalizer from Alex Lacazette to rescue out a point for the Mikel Arteta side.

After eight matches this season, Arsenal have won just three, suffered the same number of defeats, and managed two draws.

The Emirates club is now up against Aston Villa on Friday night, a game Arteta needs to win to increase their chance of playing in Europe next season.

Here are the ways Arsenal could lineup against Villa on Friday.

1. Looking at the possible lineup Arteta could use to secure a win against Villa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can play out wide - as he has shown many times for the Gunners, although the general consensus from supporters is that he operates better through the middle.

The Arsenal captain going out wide is an option that could see Lacazette come into the side - with the line-up probably looking something like this: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Lokonga, Smith Rowe, Odegaard, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

This line-up is of course without Bukayo Saka, who Arteta confirmed has not trained all week after picking up an injury against Crystal Palace.

2. Alternatively, Lacazette goes upfront with Aubameyang - with both forwards through the center, something that has been done by Arteta in the past.

It could be a 4-2-2-2 with Lokonga and Partey in the deeper midfield positions, Smith Rowe and Odegaard as attacking midfielders, with Lacazette and Aubameyang as Arsenal's point of attack.

While Arsenal occupies the 12th spot on the league table, Aston Villa is just one place below on 13th spot, with one point separating both teams.

It promises to be an interesting encounter and Arsenal fans will be hoping to avoid a defeat in this one.

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