Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Arsenal ended their winless run after defeating Aston Villa 4-2 in the Premier League. Jorginho and Gabriel Martinelli scored two late goals to send Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League.
Ollie Watkins scored the first goal in the 5th minute; it is the striker’s fourth goal in a row this season. It seems to be a nightmare start for Arsenal.
After Ollie Watkins’ early goal, Bukayo Saka equalized for Arsenal with a thunderous strike from inside the box, with Emiliano Martinez having no idea where the ball went.
Philippe Coutinho put Aston Villa ahead in the 31st minute with an excellently placed goal. Unai Emery was pleased with the Brazilian, who had been struggling to return to form.
Arsenal went close in the 56th minute, but Nketiah’s efforts were not enough to get the equalizer as Arsenal struggles to score.
Leon Bailey joined the game in the second half and quickly made an impact. He had a chance and hit the ball well, but Ramsdale’s beautiful save made the ball hit the bar.
Arsenal equalized in the 61st minute of the match with Zinchenko putting the ball in Aston Villa’s bottom corner after receiving a short corner from Odegaard.
It was Zinchenko’s first goal for Arsenal in the Premier League. It was an important goal for Arsenal in the title race.
Arsenal, who came alive after scoring the second goal, had a beautiful chance with Nketiah in a one-on-one situation with former Arsenal goalkeeper Martinez.
The Argentine rushed out, and Nketiah tipped the ball, which went over the bar.
Arsenal should have been ahead in the 77th minute, but Odegaard’s shot went wide. It was a nice tackle from Nketiah to create the chance for Arsenal.
Jorginho put Arsenal ahead in the 93rd minute with an excellent ball. However, it was an own goal as Martinez’s head hit the ball. The former Chelsea player has been in an impressive form since Thomas Partey’s injury.
Martinelli completed the comeback against Aston Villa after receiving the ball from Fabio Vieria. The Brazilian was calm with his execution and put the ball past Martinez. It is among the biggest comebacks in Arsenal history.
What Next For Aston Villa and Arsenal
After the match against Arsenal, Aston Villa travels to Goodison Park to face Sean Dyche’s Everton on February 25, 2023.
It is a difficult place to go and win matches. However, the Emery men need to play the match with all their strength if they want a chance of securing all three points.
Arsenal, on the other hand, will face Leicester City on February 25, 2023. Arteta has all the time to prepare for the Foxes, but due to fatigue and inconsistency currently battling Arsenal, a win will be very difficult.
Who do you think about the Arsenal result? Can they win the Premier League title this season?