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Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn: We go to Arsenal to win

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn says they go to Arsenal tonight seeking three points.

The midfielder has fond memories of his last two visits to the red side of north London, scoring there in the 2019/20 season before helping Villa to a 3-0 victory last term.

And the Scotland international is hoping his side can repeat the feat on Friday night.

He said: “It was a massive win when we played there last season and a great performance.

“I enjoy playing there and you always hear a racket from the Villa fans, so I'm looking forward to seeing them back at the Emirates.

“Friday Night Football is my favourite. The atmosphere will be brilliant under the lights and it's important we put in another good performance.

“We're going to these places and giving these teams a fright, so it's about us getting the three points. No matter if it's the first minute or the 80th minute, it's about taking our chances and being clinical."

Villa face Arsenal on the back of their derby collapse against Wolves.

McGinn also told the club's website: “There's obviously some anger from the boys. There's a lot of regrets, as players, from the weekend. It's important you try your best to forget about it.

“It sounds like I've forgotten about it, but I haven't. With Friday coming up, you do try and file it away. It happened, you can't change it and it's done.

“Friday can't come quick enough, and that's the only way that we can try and avenge it, make it right and send the supporters home happy."

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