Image alt text here

Villa v Arsenal match programme: Bacuna exclusive interview

Villa v Arsenal: Vlaar wants repeat of best claret and blue moment Villa v Arsenal: Westwood discusses midfield battle with Wilshere
Villa v Arsenal match programme: Bacuna exclusive interview

Looking for a cheeky bet ahead of Villa's game against Arsenal on Monday?

You might do worse that put a few bob on Leandro Bacuna to score - and if that happens there's a fair chance of a Villa victory.

After all, the Dutch midfielder was on target in our home victories over Manchester City and Cardiff City earlier in the season.

Bacuna talks about those spectacular goals - and a host of other topics - in an exclusive in-depth interview in the Villa News & Record for the game against the Gunners.

Karim El Ahmadi also features in the latest edition of the matchday programme, revealing what he has been up to off the pitch during the past few weeks in The Last Word.

We also reveal how Nicklas Helenius became only the sixth member of an exclusive club when he scored his first Villa goal in the third round FA Cup-tie against Sheffield United.

Nathan Baker, meanwhile, is the player in focus in What's in a Name, while there's a double-page poster of Fabian Delph in Kid Zone.

The Villa Vault section includes six of Villa's best comebacks during the Premier League area, a Q & A with Mark Draper - and recollections of an Arsenal v Villa match at Highbury in 1982.

There's also a great opportunity to test your claret-and-blue knowledge against one of our celebrity supporters as we present Celebrity Mastermind - the questions answered by former Olympic sprinter Katharine Merry on the popular BBC 1 quiz show.

Katharine scored eight out of 12 on "Aston Villa, 1980-1990" so why not see if you can beat her total?

But don't forget, you won't have quite the same pressure that Katharine endured in the famous black chair!

Then we have regular columns by Paul Lambert, Ron Vlaar and Stan Collymore.

At £3, the Villa News & Record is great value, and an essential part of your Villa Park matchday experience.

And if you have missed any copies, back issues of our most recent games will be on sale at the kiosks.

If you don't want to wait or can't make it to the game, you can also snap up your matchday programme right now via our eBay account.

You will also be able to snap up the new iPad version.

We also offer a subscription service at £66 for the printer version for the season, including postage.

European postage costs an additional £39 and worldwide postage an extra £64.

For details, call 0845 0001 or email



By @AVFCOfficial 11th January 2014
{{ shares.toLocaleString() }} shares