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Thursday media watch [21.02.13 AM]: Sylla backed to make impact

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Thursday media watch [21.02.13 AM]: Sylla backed to make impact

Birmingham Mail: Villa may have found the missing piece of the jigsaw to save them from relegation - Yacouba Sylla. The view from inside the Villa camp suggests the central midfielder is shaping up nicely ahead of a potential debut against Arsenal on Saturday.

The Sun: Gabby Agbonlahor has told fellow Aston Villa frontman Christian Benteke: You're too good to join Arsenal or Tottenham.

ClubCall: Ashley Westwood has been 'really impressed' with Charles N'Zogbia and says he will be 'a big player' in Aston Villa's survival mission. The France international has endured a difficult time at Villa Park since his £9million transfer from Premier League rivals Wigan in summer 2011.

ClubCall: Gabby Agbonlahor has told Christian Benteke to stay with Aston Villa for now and then join a club 'bigger' than Arsenal or Tottenham. Villa hitman Agbonlahor has been impressed with the form of the 22-year-old Belgium international since his £8million summer arrival from Genk, with 15 Premier League goals already in the bag for Paul Lambert's men.

Mirror: Theo Walcott knows Arsenal need to make amends for a miserable week when Aston Villa visit on Saturday.

Best Of The Rest

Daily Mail: Arsene Wenger will be assured he is the man to revive Arsenal's fortunes at a board meeting with the club's American owner Stan Kroenke on Thursday.

The Sun: Robert Lewandowski could still sign for Manchester United this summer — despite suggestions the striker is set for a switch to Bayern Munich.

BBC Sport: Goals from Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari gave AC Milan victory over Barcelona and a huge chance of making the Champions League last eight.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 21st February 2013
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