Aston Villa vs Arsenal live: Latest updates from today’s only Premier League game
Arsenal tightened their stranglehold on fourth spot in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park
Bukayo Saka netted the only goal of the game, with his drilled
effort from outside the box making its way through a crowd of players and beating former Arsenal shot-stopper Emiliano Martinez in the Villa goal
Steven Gerrard’s side pushed for an
equaliser in the second half and went close went Ollie Watkins’ deflected effort struck the post
It was a nervy closing 10 minutes for the Gunners, with Danny Ings seeing his header
drop on to the roof of the net. And with the last kick of the game Philippe Coutinho’s free kick was brilliantly kept out by stand-in goalkeeper Bernd Leno
It is a great win for Mikel Artetas
side who go into the international break four points clear of Manchester United in fifth, with a game in hand on the Red Devils. Villa meanwhile, remain in the top half of the
table despite picking up back-to-back defeats
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FT: ASTON VILLA 0-1 ARSENAL
It is all over here at Villa Park, as Arsenal ensure they will occupy fourth spot heading into the international break. Saka's goal in the first half is enough to
separate the two sides, with Villa remaining in ninth spot after pressure late-on
Last gasp chance!
90+4' Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal
With the last kick of the game, Leno gets a strong hand to
Coutinho's free kick - denying Villa a last minute equaliser
Pinball in the box
90+3' Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal
The ball bounces around the Arsenal area but Villa are unable to get a shot off to