Date: 22nd September 2019 at 6:47pm
Written by:
Arsenal
3 – 2
Aston Villa

Emirates Stadium

Premier League

22/09/2019 4:30 pm

Attendance: 60331

Referee: Moss

Arsenal Aston Villa
Pepe (pen 59), Chambers (81),
Aubameyang (84)
McGinn (20), Wesley (60)
Leno
 
Heaton
Maitland-Niles
 
 
Guilbert
Papastathopoulos Engels
 
David Luiz Mings
Kolasinac Taylor
Guendouzi
 
McGinn
Xhaka
 
72 Nakamba 85
Pepe
 
Grealish
Ceballos 72 Trezeguet 68
Saka 45 Wesley
Aubameyang
 
El Ghazi 86

Substitutes

Ozil Lansbury 86
Torreira 72 Steer
Chambers 45 Hourihane 85
Nelson Konsa
Martinez Jota
Willock 72 Elmohamady 68
Martinelli Davis

Game Statistics

20 Goal attempts 14
6 On Target 9
9 Corners 4
13 Fouls 15
6 Yellow Cards 1
1 Red Cards 0
58 % 42

Following the disappointing draw that we took last Monday against West Ham United, where it really should’ve been a win, Aston Villa were given a lovely trip to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon to face Arsenal.

With our defensive strength, yet a lack of punch up front, Arsenal aren’t quite the side they used to be the last time we were in the top flight either, so this was set to be an interesting match and it was.

John McGinn gave us the lead 20 minutes in and we then saw Arsenal reduced to ten men for a second bookable offence by Ainsley Maitland-Niles. A 59th minute penalty for the hosts saw them draw level, but within 60 seconds, Wesley had us back in front.

Inside of the final ten minutes the game turned against us, and they hit back twice to ultimately take a 3-2 victory. Fans will naturally be disappointed, but we can consider the final score to be incredibly harsh given the overall balance of the game – especially as we had the greater chances on target – but we paid for sitting too far back at the death.

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