LONDON. Arsenal tops Aston Villa 3-1. Arsenal was just to good to grab a decisive 3-0 lead with T. Partey (23′), P. Aubameyang (45′) and E. Smith Rowe (56′). Aston Villa reduced the distance with a goal (82′) by J. Ramsey, but there was not much to do for them.
P. Aubameyang missed a penalty (45′) for Arsenal.
The match was held at the Emirates Stadium Stadium in London on Friday and this began at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Craig Pawson with the help of Richard West and Daniel Robathan. The 4th official was Michael Salisbury. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 10.1 degrees Celsius or 50.18 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Arsenal was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Aston Villa that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
Arsenal was more aggressive with 44 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Arsenal won the contest.
Arsenal shot 22 times, 9 on target, 13 off target. On the other side, Aston Villa shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target.
Arsenal received 2 yellow cards (A. Lokonga and P. Aubameyang). On the opposite side, Aston Villa received 5 yellow cards (O. Watkins, T. Mings, J. McGinn, M. Targett and D. Luiz).
After playing this match, Arsenal will have 14 points like Manchester United, West Ham United and Everton to stay in the 9th place. On the other side, Aston Villa will stay with 10 points to stay in the 13th place.
E. Smith Rowe
Aston Villa will host West Ham United on the 31st of October with a 8-7 head to head statistic in favor of West Ham United (9 draws).
Arsenal: Formation and Lineups
Arsenal started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Mikel Arteta Amatriain chose to play with the following team: Aaron Ramsdale , Takehiro Tomiyasu , Ben White , Gabriel Magalhães , Nuno Tavares , Bukayo Saka , Albert Sambi Lokonga , Thomas Partey , Emile Smith Rowe , Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang .
Arsenal made 3 changes: A. Lacazette for M. Odegaard (68′), A. Lokonga for A. Maitland-Niles (73′) and P. Aubameyang for G. Martinelli (90′).
Top player: Emile Smith Rowe
The player who no doubt impressed Arsenal the most was Emile Smith Rowe.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 52 passes (86% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 3 crosses.
Aston Villa: Formation and Lineups
Aston Villa started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
On the opposite side, Dean Smith played with: Emiliano Martínez , Ezri Konsa , Axel Tuanzebe , Tyrone Mings , Matty Cash , John McGinn , Douglas Luiz , Matt Targett , Emiliano Buendía , Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins .
Aston Villa made 3 changes: A. Tuanzebe for L. Bailey (46′), E. Buendia for J. Ramsey (68′) and D. Ings for A. El-Ghazi (77′).
Top player: Douglas Luiz
The player who no doubt impressed Aston Villa the most was Douglas Luiz.
His rating iswith 39 passes (79% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 11. He performed 2 crosses.