Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Jorginho’s last-minute banger sealed the victory of the Gunners

Jorginho's stunner & Martinelli's goal in the dying minutes of the game of Aston Villa vs Arsenal makes it 4-2 for Arsenal and the gunners got their well-deserved victory and moved to the top of the table once again.
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Arsenal went to Villa Park to face their former Boss Unai Emery's Aston Villa in an important clash for their title charge. Arsenal after almost securing the 1st spot in the Premier League table, couldn't continue after the loss against City in the last week. They had an extra matchday to cover it but Aston Villa stands in their way of the title charge. It was a match of full fireworks and comebacks. Jorginho's 93rd-minute strike ended up in the back of the net and a gifted goal for Martinelli secured the victory for the Gunners. They climbed to the top of the table once again after winning the game of Aston Villa vs Arsenal.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal: 1st Half

Aston Villa started the match with a storm as Ollie Watkins went past Ramsdale with a brilliant finish in the 5th minute of the game. Arsenal was dominating the ball but counterattacks from Villa were putting the defence of Arsenal in danger. Ollie Watkins was stretching the defence line of the gunners with his pace and ball control. The wingbacks of Arsenal faced that issue in the match against Man City.

Ollie Watkins getting past Xhaka during his goal
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Arsenal slowly came back into the match as Bukayo Saka's banger destroyed the whole backline and Emiliano Martinez in the 16th minute of the game. Arsenal made a move in the 15th minute and the ball came to Saka after a lazy clearance from Mings. Saka got the time and Space and he finished it quite in style with a half volley and celebrated the goal by giving a Tribue to their Club Legend Thiery Henry.

Bukayo Saka Celebrating his goal vs Villa
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Villa made a move in the 31st minute of the match as Moreno's low cross went through the legs of Buendia and Coutinho made a late run in the box to finish it off and make it 2-1 for Aston Villa. He scored his first goal of this season after 272 days. Arsenal came down under pressure once again and the 1st half ended with the same scoreline.

Coutinho celebrating with the home fans after scoring the goal
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Aston Villa vs Arenal: 2nd Half

Arsenal started the second half with full power as they pushed down the backline of Villa continuously. Saka and Odegard's linkup play put the villa under pressure. Zinchenko's shot from the outside of the box went past Emiliano Martinez and makes it 2-2 for Arsenal in the 31st minute of the game. It was the first Premier League goal of his career and maybe the most important so.

Aston Villa made plenty of chances in the last stages of the game but Ramsdale stood against them. In the 90+3 minute, Martinelli gave a pass to Jorginho and he smashed from the edge of the box with a first-time shot & it hit the post but after a collision with Martinez, it ended up in the back of the net. Jorginho didn't get the goal but his shot made the move for the goal.

Jorginho's banger
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Martinelli makes it 2-4 in the 98th minute when Villa got a corner. There was no one in the goal of Villa as Martinez was also in the Arsenal box for pushing them down but it went as a gift for Martinelli. Arsenal won their match by fighting till the end as they show the Potential Champion mentality and climbed to the top of the table once again.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Premier League Table

TeamsGPWDLGFGAGDPoints
1. Arsenal2317335123+2854
2. Manchester City2316345923+3651
3. Manchester United2314453828+1046
4. Newcastle United22101113513+2241
5. Tottenham Hotspur2312384235+739
6. Brighton2110563928+1135
7. Fulham2310583430+435
8. Brentford2281043629+734
9. Liverpool219573628+832
10. Chelsea228772322+131
11. Aston Villa2384112838-1028
12. Crystal Palace226792030-1025
13. Leicester City2273123638-224
14. Nottingham Forest2266101737-2024
15. Wolves2265111731-1423
16. West Ham United2255121927-820
17. Leeds United2247112838-1019
18. Everton2246121630-1418
19. AFC Bournemouth2246122044-2418
20. Southampton2243151840-2215

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