Aston Villa 2-4 Arsenal: Gunners leave it late to bag all 3 points at Villa Park, Zinchenko bags first Premier League goal!

In a thrilling Premier League encounter, Arsenal emerged victorious with a 4-2 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park. The Gunners needed a win to keep their title hopes alive, and they delivered a commanding performance to secure all three points.

The match got off to a fast start, with both teams attacking with intent. It was Aston Villa who opened the scoring in the 6th minute when Ollie Watkins finished from a tight angle with his left foot. Arsenal responded ten minutes later with a stunning goal from Bukayo Saka, who fired a powerful shot into the roof of the net to level the scores.

Aston Villa continued to push forward and took the lead again in the 41st minute through Philippe Coutinho, who finished off a well-worked team move with a smart finish into the bottom corner. However, Arsenal was not deterred and equalized again in the 58th minute when Oleksandr Zinchenko rifled the ball into the goalkeeper’s near corner from the edge of the box.

With the game finely poised at 2-2, it was Arsenal who struck the decisive blow in the dying minutes of the match. In the 93rd minute, Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez accidentally nodded the ball into his own net, giving the Gunners a crucial lead. Then, in the 98th minute, Gabriel Martinelli put the result beyond doubt by scoring Arsenal’s fourth goal.

The win was a huge boost for Arsenal, who now sits three points above Manchester City in the title race, with City still to play Nottingham Forest later today. It was a well-deserved victory for the Gunners, who showed resilience and character to come from behind twice and score two late goals.

Overall, it was a highly entertaining match with some great goals and plenty of drama. Arsenal will be delighted with the win, which keeps their title hopes alive and gives them confidence heading into their next fixture. Aston Villa will be disappointed to have lost after putting up a strong performance, but they can take heart from the fact that they gave Arsenal a real run for their money.

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Goal! Aston Villa 4-2 Arsenal

Martinelli races clear and scores into an empty net!

Goal! Aston Villa 3-2 Arsenal

Jorginho unleashes a shot from range and it hits the bar, bangs off Martinez’s head and into the net!

Goal! Aston Villa 2-2 Arsenal

Oleksandr Zinchenko levels, rifling the ball into the goalkeeper’s near corner from the edge of the box

Goal! Aston Villa 2-1 Arsenal

Philippe Coutinho restores Aston Villa’s lead with a smart finish following a well-worked team move

Goal! Aston Villa 1-1 Arsenal

Oh wow! Bukayo Saka equalises with a powerful shot into the roof of the net

Goal! Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal

A brilliant goal from in-form Ollie Watkins, who finishes from a tight angle with his left foot

Kick Off!

So it begins! Will Arsenal be able to regain the top spot or will their former boss pile more misery on them?

Starting XI

Leandro Trossard makes his first Premier League start for Arsenal today as Gabriel Martinelli drops to the bench. That’s the first league game this season where the Brazilian has not been named in the XI.

Takehiro Tomiyasu also drops out for the Gunners, Ben White starting and Emile Smith Rowe back in the squad


One thought on “Aston Villa 2-4 Arsenal: Gunners leave it late to bag all 3 points at Villa Park, Zinchenko bags first Premier League goal!”

  1. Arsenal can win this game only when it’s midfield is enough to Aston villa’s defence because The gurners have be failing to win last 4 games because it’s mid field was not enough to cruck it’s oponents defence.


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