The wild jubilation of Mikel Arteta and his team was clear just how important the win was to Arsenal. Arsenal victory in this important match also came dramatically. Arsenal won by 2 goals in added time in a match that was tied until 90 minutes. Another suicide goal of his. Mikel Arteta side beat Aston Villa 4-2 at home in a counter-attacking match.
With this win, Arsenal regained the top spot in the points table. Arsenal’s points in 23 matches are now 54. Man City is in second place with 51 points in equal matches.
The match was crucial for Arsenal. The Emirates team had a chance to top City again if they won. But Arteta also knew that Arsenal’s title dream would suffer a setback if they stumbled.
In such a match, Arsenal was shocked at the beginning. One is the match at home, with the Hollywood legend Tom Hanks present in the gallery. Aston Villa welcomed the legendary actor with a goal. Ollie Watkins scored a goal in the 6th minute of the match. He scored from Matty Cash’s long pass from his own half. With this, the English forward scored in four consecutive matches.
After his debut in the Premier League, only Harry Kane (57) scored more goals than Watkins (32) among the English footballers in the league. The fact that Arsenal was a bit bloated after scoring a goal in an important match can be understood by looking at Arsenal goalkeeper Ramsdell’s mistakes. However, Arsenal did not have to pay for his mistakes in the D-box. Bukayo Sakai, who had the onus to equalize, put Arsenal back in the game with a goal.
Arsenal defender Ben White crosses into Villar’s d-box. Villa defender Tyrone Mings failed to clear the ball completely. His headed ball fell in front of Saka. Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez had no time to react to a strong left-footed shot. This is Saca’s ninth goal of the season. Saka has scored 9 goals and scored 8 in the Premier League this season.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane (18) and Man City’s Arling Holland (30) have been linked with more team goals in one way or another in the league so far this season. In the 31st minute, Arsenal had to pay for a defensive mistake. Philippe Coutinho put Unai Emery’s side Villa ahead.
Trailing 2-1, Arsenal came back desperate from the break. In the first 25 minutes of the second half, Arsenal took 10 shots on Aston Villa’s goal. Parity could have returned in 56 minutes. Nketiah heads in Ben White’s cross. Unfortunately for Arsenal, Nketiah’s head deflects off Martinez but hits the post. Arsenal equalized in the 61st minute of the match.
Saka to Martin Odegaard, Odegaard to Zinchenko — this is how Zinchenko scored Arsenal’s first goal with a long-range shot. Odegaard then missed one of the easiest chances of the match. He could not put the ball in the net even though the goal post was empty.
Arsenal’s winning goal in a tie came courtesy of Arsenal defender Jorginho and Villa goalkeeper Martinez. Jorginho took a strong shot from outside the D-box in the 93rd minute of the match. His shot bounced off the post and hit Martinez in the head. Argentina touches the goalkeeper’s head and puts the ball into the net. Gabriel Martinelli scored the last goal for Arsenal.