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Arsenal vs Aston Villa

Arsenal scored two late goals as they snatched a win against Aston Villa despite a poor performance.

The newly-promoted Premier League side dominated for 60 minutes howver one of the bes reacction I’ve been for while by Arsenal turn around the scoreline.

Aston Villa the goal they deserved through John McGinn in the first half, Nicolas Pepe equalised with his first Arsenal goal as he netted a penalty offer to him by Aubameyang. But Arsenal were level for just 90 seconds before Wesley put Aston Villa back in front. Substitute Calum Chambers then netted another equaliser before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a stunning free-kick.

Player Ratings

Bernd Leno – 5
Couldn’t do much about in the second goal, in the fisrt goal i would have expect more from him .

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 2
Two clear first half yellow cards, the second for needlessly flying into a tackle, playing out of his position in not an excuse any longer.

David Luiz – 4
Inexplicably stepped up for McGinn’s goal. Another shaky performance specially with the 2nd goal, I would have expect better from him.

Sokratis – 3
Awful attempt at play-acting in the first half and then let Jack Grealish waltz past for Villa’s second.

Sead Kolasinac – 5
Best performer in Arsenal’s back-line, not that it’s saying much.

Granit Xhaka – 3
Frustrating player, slow things down, he was booked for a needless foul on Jack Grealish. Meant to be the captain but showed nothing to back the armband up.

Matteo Guendouzi – 8
Earned the penalty that drew Arsenal level with a driving run into the box.

Dani Ceballos – 5
Was a chance for the Real Madrid loanee to shine. He didn’t.

Nicolas Pepe – 6
Grabbed his first Gunners goal with the leveller from the spot. Play better after part from that.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 7
Was getting more and more frustrated as the game wore on but showed his worth with a late winner with a sublime free-kick.

Bukayo Saka – 5
Quieter than with against Frankfurt (maybe tired). Unfortunate to see himself subbed at half-time after the red card.


Substitutes

Calum Chambers (for Saka 46) – 5
Didn’t improve Arsenal’s defence but did help their attack, scoring a second leveller.

Lucas Torreira (for Ceballos 72) – 5
Gave energy to the midfield as Arsenal pushed late on.

Joe Willock (for Xhaka 72) – 5
Helped the Gunners push as they snatched a win.