Emirates Stadium witnessed an exhibition of Arsenal’s spirit and offensive prowess in a memorable game against Aston Villa. After the midweek Europa League win in Germany, Unai Emery’s side returned to domestic action wanting to back to winning ways in the Premier League after last week’s draw against Watford. Despite early chances for the home side, it was Aston Villa who took the lead through John McGinn. Things got worse when a debatable second yellow card was shown to Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Despite going in at the break a goal behind and a man down, Arsenal began the second half in much more positive fashion. Just before the hour-mark, Matteo Guendouzi won a penalty and Nicolas Pepe opened his Arsenal account from the resulting spot-kick. But the visitors regained the lead through Wesley a minute later. The Emirates crowd lifted the team and the introduction of Joe Willock and Lucas Torreira gave the team fresh energy. Calum Chambers levelled with an excellent finish, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged the winner with a free kick from the edge of the box.
La grada disfrutó de una gran victoria que escribieron juntos el equipo y la afición, unidos ante las adversidades. al finalizar el partido, Unai Emery recalcó el apoyo del público como factor clave en la victoria, que deja al Arsenal con 11 puntos en la parte alta de la clasificación. The final whistle was greeted with joy by both the Gunners players and fans, Unai Emery underlined the importance of the support the team received throughout the match.
The next challenge is against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.