Sloppy Arsenal Fail to Return to The Top Of The Premier League Table After Losing to Aston Villa at The Emirates

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Arsenal’s Premier League hope had been dealt with after Aston Villa defeated the London side at the Emirates Stadium.

The Arsenal side would have returned to the top of the Premier League table, but they failed to do so. Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins stunned the Arsenal faithful with beautiful goals.

The Arsenal side had given Manchester City a chance to win the league, with the Manchester City side having less difficult fixtures until the end of the season.

How Arsenal Lost To Aston Villa in the Emirates Stadium

Arsenal showed their attacking ability with swift action from Martin Odegaard, who released the ball into the Bukayo Saka path, but the player’s cross couldn’t meet any of the Arsenal’s players.

Arsenal had their first shot on target, with Havertz hitting the ball straight at Emiliano Martinez, who comfortably saved the ball in the 11th minute of the game.

Kai Havertz was in action again a few minutes after his first attempt was saved. The German received the ball from Zinchenko but could not beat Martinez.

Arsenal almost scored a goal in the 18th minute of the first half, with Gabriel Jesus heading away the beautiful delivery from Saka.

A few minutes later, Bukayo Saka had the opportunity to score the opener for Arsenal, but his attempt went sideways. Emiliano Martinez smashed a long ball into Zinchenko’s path; the Ukrainian returned it immediately, but it wasn’t on target.

Arsenal created another chance in the 38th minute of the first half, but it was not enough to serve as an opener for the London side.

Aston Villa had their first shot on target with an Ollie Watkins shot, beating David Raya. However, Arsenal got saved by the goal post.

Aston Villa hit the cross bar in the 62nd minute of the match. Tielemans curved shot beat David Raya, but the goal post came into rescue again for Arsenal.

Emiliano Martinez was called into action with a beautiful save in the 64th minute of the match. The goalkeeper was positioned to stop Gabriel Jesus attempt on goal.

Aston Villa scored the first goal of the game, with Leon Bailey heading home from a Lucas Digne’s cross. Digne’s cross went past all the Arsenal players. David Raya thought he had a hand on it, but Bailey was quick to head the ball into the net.

The second goal came a few minutes after the first, with Ollie Watkins putting the ball over the rushing David Raya. It was the goal that lifted Arsenal fans from their seats and made them leave the Emirates stadium.

What’s Next ?

The Arsenal side will travel to Munich to play against the Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League on April 17, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. The winner of the tie will go to the semi-finals of the tournament.

The Unai Emery side will play against Lille in the European Conference League on April 18, 2024, at 5:45 p.m. It is expected to be an interesting game between the two teams.

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