Those who watched the match between Arsenal and Aston Villa this Sunday were awarded a match filled with hardcore emotions. Surely, we cannot say the same on the quality of the match, as there were a lot of lows. But it was very emotional, as 10 men Gunners turned things around from 2-1 down to 3-2 in the second half! Pepe, Chambers and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for Arsenal, as Mc Ginn and Wesley scored for Villa.
Thus, with the victory, the London team moved up to 4th place and got into the top four to get to the next Champions League. On the other hand, Villa entered the relegation zone with the results of the round.
Arsenal suffered an unexpected draw in their last Premier League game against Watford. With that, it seemed that the tide of bad luck would keep going, as after 20 minutes Aston Villa opened the scoring. El-Ghazi crossed for McGinn to score the 1st of the visitors. Everything seemed bad enough, but things got harder when, with 40 on the clock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles saw a red card due to a second yellow, leaving the hosts down to 10 men.
In the 2nd half, luck seemed to change sides. Nicolas Pepe, Arsenal’s biggest signing ever, equalized on 59 minutes from a penalty shoot. However, it was not long before Villa retook the lead. So just two minutes later, at 61′, Brazilian Wesley Moraes, Aston Villa’s biggest signing, took advantage of Grealish’s cross and tapped into the back of the net. 1-2 Villa.
Despite the disadvantage both in the scoring and at the pitch, Arsenal did not give up and went in search of a draw at the Emirates. It came in on 81 minutes through Chambers. After this, the hosts went up in search of the win, and it came. On 84, Aubameyang, with a lot of class, curled perfectly a free-kick into the corner to make the Emirates Stadium erupts. 3-2 Arsenal.
Following the breathtaking win, Arsenal will be back in the Premier League on Monday (30) when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford. Meanwhile, Aston Villa plays on Saturday (28), in front of their fans at Villa Park, against Burnley.