Thrill-a-minute summer ahead as Unai Emery prepares Aston Villa for season like no other

Looking ahead to a bright future - an Aston Villa supporter at Villa Park.
Looking ahead to a bright future - an Aston Villa supporter at Villa Park. -Credit:James Baylis

What a season Aston Villa have had. It is hard to believe that relatively recently supporters were more concerned about a return to the Championship than the prospect of playing Champions League football - but then came Unai Emery.

The way the Spaniard has not only revived Villa as a Premier League force but also helped transform the club behind the scenes is truly remarkable. If he still felt he had a point to prove to Arsenal on his return to English football, then he has done it in spades.

But with Champions League football come other challenges, and the Villa boss and his key lieutenants face a busy summer as they remould the squad that took them to fourth place this past season while mindful of the stringent player spending rules already haunting plenty of top-flight clubs keen to play with the big boys.

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Lots has already been said and written about what Villa might have to do this summer in terms of selling assets to keep within the Premier League’s tough Profitability and Sustainability regulations, but the club is moving in the right direction following the announcement of several lucrative commercial deals around kits and shirt sponsorship. Has the future for Villa ever looked brighter?

With all this in mind, we have compiled an end-of-season poll posing questions on the highs and lows of 2023/24, and the challenges ahead in 2024/25. It is your chance to have your say on what Villa are getting right - and there is plenty to praise - and what could be better.

And once you have had a chance to take part, we will write up the results to get a fans’ eye view of Aston Villa FC going into another huge summer - and what promises to be a thrill-a-minute 2024/25.

So, what was your favourite moment of the past season? Where do you think Emery will need to strengthen to keep Villa on an upward trajectory in 2024/25? Who was your player of 2023/24 - and what is your dream Champions League trip? Go on, have your say.

To take part, just fill in the form below…

And if you have a question we have not covered, just go into the comments section HERE to have your say