Okay, so 2013 didn't end too well and 2014 hasn't started too well, either. But that's okay! There's still time to turn things around, beginning with Arsenal at Villa Park. A fixture which Villa haven't won since 1998. Ugh, let's just get to the lineups.
Looks like a 5-3-2 once again, but the good news is that Ron Vlaar will be starting, as will Nathan Baker, which isn't quite as exciting but is still a positive. Lowton and Luna will be providing the width in theory, but let's be honest; anything Villa get is coming over the top.
Aston Villa XI:
Brad Guzan; Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Nathan Baker, Antonio Luna; Karim El Ahmadi, Ashley Westwood, Fabian Delph; Gabby Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke
Aston Villa bench:
Jed Steer, Yacouba Sylla, Leandro Bacuna, Aleksandar Tonev, Nicklas Helenius, Andreas Weimann, Marc Albrighton
Wojciech Szczęsny; Bacaray Sagna, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal; Jack Wilshire, Mathieu Flamini, Santi Cazorla, Mesut Özil, Serge Gnabry; Olivier Giroud
Łukasz Fabiański, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs, Tomáš Rosický, Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ju-Young Park