Date: 24th November 2008 at 12:18pm
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Gareth Barry said that Villa had got over the ‘fear factor’ after beating Arsenal and drawing with Manchester United.

The Villa and England midfielder said: ‘People have talked about us and the fear factor against teams like Arsenal and United but results like we’ve had give us the belief. It’s a great sign for us.’

However he also says the team have their feet on the ground knowing there is still some way for Villa to go to be a regular top four team.

‘But if you look at what’s happening with Arsenal, things seem up in the air and the results aren’t going their way. It gives us a chance to break in and we have to be ready to take it if it is there for us.’

Meanwhile Sir Chewalot says that Villa can break the top four.

The Man Utd boss said the game proved that Villa are ‘a much improved side’.

Adding, ‘There is no doubt that Villa have got a lot more consistency about them at present and I definitely think they really could be in the top four.’