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Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa LIVE! Convincing win for Arteta - Premier League result, latest score and updates today

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Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa LIVE! Convincing win for Arteta - Premier League result, latest score and updates today

Arsenal vs Aston Villa - LIVE!

Mikel Arteta’s side managed to finish what started as a disappointing week strongly with a rampant win over Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Friday evening. The 3-1 win over Aston Villa was a serious statement of intent in front of a raucous crowd in North London. The constant pressing seemed to delight supporters, giving the players a platform on which to thrill. The Gunners were the better side throughout and thoroughly deserved their 3-1 victory, which sees them draw level on points with sixth-placed Manchester United having played a game more.

Thomas Partey got the ball rolling with his first Arsenal goal before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time after seeing his penalty saved.

Emile Smith Rowe capped a fine display against his summer suitors by adding the third, with substitute Jacob Ramsey pulling one back for a disjointed Villa.

Mikel Arteta’s side had started well on Monday night but were eventually pegged back by Crystal Palace and needed an injury-time equaliser from Alexandre Lacazette to salvage a point.

He was rewarded with a recall here as one of three changes and this time Arsenal did not let the early intensity slip.

Bukayo Saka was fit to start despite being forced off at half-time against the Eagles and he was involved with Arsenal’s first chance.

He collected a pass from Partey and crossed deep for Aubameyang, whose speculative effort fell back to the England winger but he blazed his strike high and wide.

Arsenal were out of the traps with the same frenetic pace as they showed against Palace, Partey hitting the crossbar and Nuno Tavares seeing a shot deflected behind.

Moments later Partey would open the scoring with his first goal for the club, turning in a header off his shoulder from the resulting set-piece as former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez failed to keep out the simple effort.

The Argentina stopper went some way to making amends by keeping out Saka’s close-range strike, although the shot was poor.

Villa were struggling to get a foothold in the game and left Partey unmarked inside the box to head over in the last minute of the half.

There was drama as referee Craig Pawson blew his whistle just before half-time, checking his pitchside VAR monitor for a possible penalty.

Lacazette had gone down after a challenge from Matt Targett and Pawson pointed to the spot, Aubameyang seeing his penalty saved by Martinez before turning home the rebound.

Villa were better at the start of the second half but were three down before the hour as their defence was caught upfield allowing a through-ball from Aubameyang to play Smith Rowe in behind.

The England Under-21 international was subject of a bid from Villa in the summer but Arteta said on the eve of the game he was never worried Smith Rowe would leave and he added the third off the post via a Tyrone Mings deflection.

Dean Smith’s side were at least getting around the Arsenal goal and Emiliano Buendia drew a smart save from Aaron Ramsdale.

Villa would hit a fine consolation as substitute Ramsey curled in a stunning strike from the edge of the box but it was the only moment of any real quality from a side who have now lost their last three league games.Additional reporting from PA.

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Key Points

  • Simon Collings’ post-match thoughts

  • What an evening for Arsenal

  • Full-time: Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa

Simon Collings with some post-match thoughts

22:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

What an evening for Arsenal

22:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

If ever a photo summed up tonight’s performance for Arsenal, it’s almost certainly this one.

FULL TIME: Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa

22:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

A very convincing win from Arsenal and a major show of progress under Mikel Arteta.

Simon Collings on Aston Villa’s goal

21:50 , Jonathan Gorrie

Now then...Villa have been outplayed but suddenly they have a lifeline. Ramsdale is fuming about the goal too as Ramsey wasn’t closed down. He screamed at the defence and midfield after it went in. Game on?

GOAL: Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa | Jacob Ramsey | 82'

21:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

82:00 - Well then, things just got interesting.

While Arsenal looked in cruise control, Jacob Ramsey slaps one into the top corner after some good work from Leon Bailey.

They couldn’t, could they?

GOAL: Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa | Jacob Ramsey | 82'

21:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

82:00 - Well then, things just got interesting.

While Arsenal looked in cruise control, Jacob Ramsey slaps one into the top corner after some good work from Leon Bailey.

They couldn’t, could they?

Ben White looking worth the outlay

21:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

76:00 - Ben White, who has been excellent tonight, makes a vital clearance to stop Tyrone Mings having a free-header after John McGinn free-kick.

Brilliant stuff from the £50m man.

Simon Collings on Alexandre Lacazette’s performance

21:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lokonga caught in possession

21:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

70:00 - It might seem a tad hard to point out the fact that Lokonga was caught in possession (much as he was against Crystal Palace on Monday) but it does serve as a reminder of the issues Arteta still needs to sort out long-term.

Injury worry for Arsenal

21:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

66:00 - A slight downer on the evening as Alexandre Lacazette looks to have picked up an injury and is replaced by Martin Odegaard.

The Frenchman has been excellent tonight.

Simon Collings on Emile Smith Rowe

21:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Smith Rowe spoke to Standard Sport about his love for Arsenal and we saw it there. He grabbed the badge after scoring and then made a heart sign to the crowd.

GOAL! Arsenal 3-0 Aston Villa | Smith Rowe ‘56

21:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

56:00 - The Arsenal star pounces on a loose pass from John McGinn and both starts and finishes a counter-attack smoothly.

Game opening up but Arsenal look comfortable

21:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

51:00 - Arsenal still pressing.

Villa have looked dangerous with Watkins moving to the left channel but Arsenal aren’t resting on their laurels here.

Ings has a shot blocked by Ben White in the box but, largely, Arsenal look secure.

Ramsdale called in action

21:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

47:00 - For the first real time this evening, Aaron Ramsdale is called in action with a shot from Ollie Watkins.

Thomas Partey finally off the mark

21:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

This is not a drill.

Thomas Partey could have had a hat-trick this evening.

Simon Collings on a breathtaking first-half for Arsenal

21:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Well, that capped off a truly bonkers half. A penalty given by VAR after half-time, Martinez saves, but the rebound goes in. What a game this is.

GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa | Aubameyang 45'

20:54 , Jonathan Gorrie


45:00 - Aubameyang scores from the rebound after Emi Martinez saves his penalty awarded after half-time.

The opening half couldn’t have gone any better for the home side.

Half-time penalty drama!

20:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

45:00 - A penalty awarded after Matt Targett fouls Lacazette in the box!

Partey goes close again!

20:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

44:00 - Thomas Partey could have had a hat-trick tonight.

The midfielder heads just over from another Saka corner after beating Tyrone Mings once again.

After so long without a goal, this is quite the outing for Partey.

Gabriel keeping his concentration

20:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

41:00 - Gabriel proving Arsenal aren’t just all about the attack tonight.

McGinn looks for Watkins with a lofted ball but he does well to read Watkins’ run and block the England striker off.

Nuno Tavares impressing

20:37 , Jonathan Gorrie

What a performance it’s been so far! The Portuguese looks is taking his chance after Kieran Tierney’s injury.

Villa just can’t get out

20:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

33:00 John McGinn is dropping deeper but Villa just can’t get into the game.

If Arsenal can keep this up, it’s going to be quite the statement of intent.

Big save!

20:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

30:00 - Emi Martinez saves well from Saka after Arsenal carve out yet ANOTHER opening!

They really are battering Villa at the moment.

Simon Collings on Thomas Partey’s goal!

20:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

Anyone who has been watching Arsenal will know Thomas Partey has been shooting on sight for about a year. Well, he’s finally scored now, and of course it’s with his head.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Aston Vila | Partey 23'

20:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

Seconds after hitting the bar, Thomas Partey finally scores with a header from a corner.

Brilliant start from the home side!

Partey hits the bar!

20:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

19:00 - Thomas Partey hits the bar! Reacting smartly to a delivery from Saka, the midfielder is so close to opening the scoring with a flicked effort

Smith Rowe showing up

20:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

17:00 - Arsenal fans will need little reminding of Smith Rowe’s quality but the young star looks particularly spurred on by the loud home crowd this evening.

Martinez booed

20:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

13:00 - Ah, some boos for Emi Martinez.

Simon Collings’ early verdict at the Emirates!

20:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

This game is being played at a crazy pace, reminiscent of Premier League games of old. Arsenal have their foot to the floor and won’t let it off. Can they keep it up?


20:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

08:00 - Arsenal have one ruled out through Aubameyang after a foul on Ezri Konsa from Lacazette.

A touch unfair, perhaps.


20:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

03:00 Saka does well to exploit the space Villa leave in their back three to tee up Aubameyang for an acrobatic attempt, though he can’t quite control it

How Arsenal are shaping up

20:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

Early drama

20:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

01;00 - Some early drama here after Ollie Watkins appears to kick out at Gabriel and is duly booked!


20:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

0:00 - We’re up and running at the Emirates!

Injury frustration for Kieran Tierney

19:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

Simon Collings’ reaction to team news live from the Emirates

19:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Aston Villa confirmed XI

19:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Here’s how the visitors line up this evening:

Martinez, Konsa, Tuanzebe, Mings, Cash, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Targett, Buendia, Ings, Watkins.

Subs: Sanson, Steer, Young, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Hause, Bailey, Archer, Jacob Ramsey

Arsenal confirmed XI

19:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Thomas, Sambi Lokonga, Saka, Smith-Rowe, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Subs: Leno, Odegaard, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Pepe, Elneny,Kolasinac, Martinelli.

Evening Standard Prediction

18:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Here’s your Evening Standard prediction for tonight’s game...

Four points will have been the minimum expected of the Gunners from successive home games against potential mid-table rivals but a performance as devoid of ideas as Monday’s against Palace could bring a similar outcome.

Arsenal 1-1 Aston Villa

How we expect Arsenal to lineup this evening

18:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

(4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Lokonga; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang.

How to watch tonight’s action

17:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via Sky Go.


16:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

It’s another evening kick-off at the Emirates Stadium tonight as Arsenal welcome Aston Villa to the Emirates!

Keep up to date with all the action including live reports from Standard Sport’s Simon Collings.

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