By DAN KARELL
It’s amazing how much can change in just five months.
On August 17, Arsenal faced Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in the English Premier League opening game of the season. What happened over the next 90 minutes caused much consternation to the Arsenal faithful and joyous glee to Aston Villa supporters as the visitors rolled over Arsenal 3-1.
Just over a week later, Arsenal signed Mesut Ozil and since then, they’ve been either in first place or in the top three since. Both Ozil and Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud are back in the Arsenal squad today for the re-match against Aston Villa, who will hope for strong performances from Gabriel Agbonlohor and Fabian Delph.
Meanwhile, in Italy, Inter Milan look to move into the top five in Serie A when they face 16th-placed side Chievo. Inter have won just once in their last six league matches, so they’ll be looking to get back to winning ways at home. Also in Spain, Villarreal take on Real Sociedad in La Liga action.
If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
3pm – Aston Villa vs. Arsenal – NBC Sports Network
3pm – Inter Milan vs. Chievo – beIN Sport USA
4pm – Villarreal vs. Real Sociedad – beIN Sport en Español