Paul Lambert confident Aston Villa will survive

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes his team has the quality to stay up this season despite the embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Arsenal.

The Villans were heavily beaten at the Emirates on Sunday as goals from Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Hector Bellerin secured all three points for the Gunners.

Sunday’s defeat leaves Villa two places and just three points above the relegation zone and their recent form has seen them become real relegation contenders.

Their last Premier League win came on December 7 when they beat Leicester City 2-1, although Lambert has added to his squad in the last few days of the January transfer window by bringing in Carles Gil and Scott Sinclair.

The former Norwich boss is also looking to add to his current crop before Monday’s deadline but he believes his side must continue to believe in themselves.

He told Sky Sports: “For 60 minutes or so we were in the game. It is disappointing, when you don’t score you don’t win games. You have to keep working hard in training and hopefully it turns around.

“We came into this game with confidence after last week and we have to keep our confidence up. We have definitely got enough to stay up. If we can do one or two signings then we will try. I am looking for anybody who can improve the side.”

Villa are now 3.30 to go be relegated from the Premier League with Dafabet and they have still not scored a goal for 612 minutes.

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