Aston Villa coach Dean Smith has handed the Zimbabwean international a starting opportunity on ther home game against Mikel Arteta’s lads.

Aston Villa and Arsenal are separated by a point and both teams are separted by a point Villa commanding the 9th position with two games in hand.

Nakamba has seen a limited game time from Coach Smith with the competition from the Brazilian Douglas Luiz and the Scottish John McGinn.

The last time Nakamba started was on the 23rd of January where they hosted underperforming Newcastle United.

Despite limited game time, the Zimbabwean midfielder provided a prolific performance on that day, helping his team to thrash Newcastle 2 nil.

In that match, he provided 67 attempted passes, 66 complete passes, 2 interceptions, 2 tackles, 1 aerial duel nd 1 clearance.

With this chance, Nakamba can make his presence at Villa Park more appreciated so that he can be given more game time.

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