Aston Villa completes a league double over Arsenal
The Villans have completed a league double over Arsenal at Villa Park for the first time since the
inaugural Premier League season in 1992-93 under Ron Atkinson.
Arsenal have lost three consecutive league games against Aston Villa without scoring a goal for the
first time since August 1920-March 1922
Ollie Watkins’ second-minute deflected strike earned Villa a 1-0 win to condemn Arsenal to their second
Premier League defeat in five days.
Aston Villa completes a league double over Arsenal, Mikel Arteta’s men also needed debutant goalkeeper
Matt Ryan at his best to deny other efforts from the goalscorer, as well as Ross Barkley, Bertrand Traore,
Jack Grealish and John McGinn as Villa racked up eight shots on target to their three, as well as an xG of 1.2
to their 0.82. But Arsenal boss Arteta came out fighting despite the performance and said his side should
have picked up a victory which would have taken them to eighth in the table.