Chris Sutton criticises Bukayo Saka as he makes 'dangerous' Arsenal vs Aston Villa prediction

Pundit and former Footballer Chris Sutton looks on
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Aston Villa face another huge match when they return to Premier League action this weekend.

Fresh from their Europa Conference League quarter-final first leg win over Lille at Villa Park on Thursday night, Unai Emery’s side winning 2-1, they tackle league leaders Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The Gunners were also in European action in midweek, against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, drawing 2-2 with the German giants.

BBC pundit Chris Sutton has delivered his prediction for Sunday’s encounter, saying: “Arsenal got a bit of criticism for their performance against Bayern Munich in midweek but I didn't think they were that bad.

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“You can't be dismissive of Bayern with the players they've got and if Bukayo Saka had gone for goal at the end of the game rather than chucking himself into Manuel Neuer, Arsenal would have won. I don't know what Saka was thinking there.

“This is another tricky game for the Gunners with former boss Unai Emery returning to the Emirates. Aston Villa beat them before Christmas and they are very dangerous coming forward.

“Villa have definitely got a goal in them, but I don't think they are going to outscore Arsenal. There is too much at stake now for Mikel Arteta's side, and the Premier League leaders have too much to lose.”

Sutton's prediction: 3-1

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