Arsenal 4-2 Aston Villa: Gunners Back on Top of the Premier League

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Arsenal scored twice in stoppage time, after coming from behind twice in the Premier League against Aston Villa. 4-2 the final score.


The English Premier League fixture between Aston Villa and Arsenal has been a rollercoaster ride for fans on both sides. The game headed into full-time with the scores locked at 2-2 and it looked like Arsenal were headed to their fourth game in a winless run.

On Wednesday night, in the Premier League, Arsenal lost first place to Manchester City after a 3-1 home win, but the Gunners had a game in hand. Arsenal hoped to bounce back but were caught napping in the 6th minute as Zinchenko lost the ball in midfield before Ollie Watkins was released for a one-on-one attempt against Arsenal defender Saliba.

Arsenal did not take long to equalize and in the 17th minute, the Gunners found the back of the net from a first-time finish from Bukayo Saka after Mings headed the ball back into his team’s danger area, falling kindly for Saka.

Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring the equalizer for Arsenal against Aston Villa in the Premier League (Photo: AP)
Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring the equalizer for Arsenal against Aston Villa in the Premier League (Photo: AP)

Aston Villa took the lead just 15 minutes later through Philippe Coutinho. A brilliant team move that saw Buendia’s sublime dummy leave the ball roll for Coutinho who places it in the bottom corner.

Arsenal dominated possession in the first half, but Villa made the most of the few chances presented to them with sublime goals.

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In the second half, Arsenal came out looking more menacing and Martin Odegaard was finding spaces in between the Villa midfield. Arsenal kept knocking and Nketiah hit the bar in the 55th minute before Zinchenko equalized in the 61st minute.

in the 70th minute, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta makes the first substitution for the Gunners as Martinelli comes on for Trossard. Arsenal look dangerous but could easily be undone by the Villa counter-attacks.

82 minutes played and Villa had the chance to take the lead. Leon Bailey’s effort from a tight angle sees Ramsdale tip it onto the post.

The game gets to a dramatic conclusion as Arsenal score late in the 6 added minutes to take the lead. Jorginho smacks the ball from 25 yards out and it bounces off the bar and onto Emiliano Martinez’s head and into the Villa goal. Arsenal bring on Tierney and Holding as the goal is checked over VAR. More time will be added.

Minutes later and Martinelli scores a fourth for Arsenal. Martinez goes up for a corner as Villa push for a late equalizer. The ball breaks for Arsenal midfielder Vieira with no keeper in goal for Villa. He kept cool and found Martinelli who scored in an open net. 4-2 Arsenal!

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