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Villa v Arsenal training pictures: Squad get set for Gunners clash

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Villa v Arsenal training pictures: Squad get set for Gunners clash

Here's some exclusive pictures of Villa's players in training ahead of Monday's Barclays Premier League showdown against Arsenal.

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Club photographer Neville Williams was on the scene as Paul Lambert put his players through their paces at Bodymoor Heath.

The claret and blues go into the top-flight encounter with the aim of bouncing back from the FA Cup defeat against Sheffield United.

But Lambert's team also know a victory over the Gunners could propel them into the top half of the Premier League table.

Villa are looking to the double over Arsene Wenger's team, having won 3-1 at The Emirates on the opening day courtesy of a Christian Benteke brace and a debut strike from Antonio Luna.

The only absentees from training were Ron Vlaar and Nathan Baker who will be working hard to be back for the game over the coming days.

The good news was that Chris Herd did light jogging while Joe Bennett returned to full training with the lads.

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By @AVFCOfficial 10th January 2014
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