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Villa v Arsenal: Vlaar says players must give fans the "right signals"

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Villa v Arsenal: Vlaar says players must give fans the "right signals"

By Paul Brown

Ron Vlaar says it's imperative the players give the fans the "right signals" on Saturday against Arsenal.

Vlaar wants another booming atmosphere like the one created against Man Utd but knows the onus is on the claret and blue stars to get the supporters off their seats.

If that happens, he's confident Villa can get the right result and starting moving up the table.

He said: "It's another great game. It's a difficult game but I really look forward to it.

"I really believe we can get a good result, with the same support as the last home match against Man Utd. I really think we can get the result. That would do us great.

"That kind of atmosphere can make a difference. It was great. We have to give the right signals to the crowd. We can help each other. That's so important as we strive to get results."

Vlaar insists it's just "finer details" that's stopping Villa from getting the results they deserve.

Vlaar believes one of them is that all-important commodity of luck although the skipper thinks this will turn in Villa's favour if they continue doing the right things in games.

He continued: "We are working hard. The energy and the spirit is getting better every week.

"I look forward to a better future. It is just details that are stopping us from getting results.

"I think the luck will turn. We have to make sure the luck will turn on our side. The only thing we can do is work as hard as we can."

Vlaar knows the backline will have to be at their very best as they face the likes of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla.

He added: "They are scoring a lot of goals so as a defender I know we are in for a tough game.

"If we perform the way we did in the first half against Man Utd and most of the first half against Man City I think we will get there. I think the result of 5-0 doesn't tell the whole story."

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By @AVFCOfficial 23rd November 2012
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