Arsenal Stumble at Home Against Aston Villa

If there is any event I would want to forget so quickly, that will be our clash of tonight against Aston Villa. It is so surprising to see Arsenal get that kind of bashing in the hands of such a team just a week after beating Manchester United at Old Trafford.

We were warned of the dangers ahead when just a few seconds into the match, the ball was already sitting in the net, courtesyJohn McGrinn.

Fortunately, even though that still did not change the outcome of the encounter, a VAR check showed that Ross Barkley was offside while also blocking the view of Bernd Leno.

We found it hard to pull through in the first half during which a chance from Willian found its way over the bar following teamplay from Thomas Partey and Pierre-Emerick Aibameyang.

Matt Targett was well on target to send the ball towards goal and unfortunately, it bounced off Bukayo Saka before going into the net. That gave the visitors the lead they felt they had got earlier.

At this point, we needed to do something to come back into the game. Kieran Tierney was awesome with his delivery into the box although Alexandre Lacazette failed to make the best of it and that meant that we had to end the opening 45 minutes with nothing.

Leno was called into action as he palmed away an attempt from Trezeguet prior to Grealish's close-range shot that could have extended Villa's lead. Eddie Nketiah, Rob Holding and Nicolas Pepe all had chances but our opponents were the ones who had theirs count.

Aston Villa played on fluently to later get crowned with Ollie Watkins' goal from Barkley's cross. Ge added another just three minutes later to put us on a point of no return.

Arsenal conceded three, lost three points and failed to score any and will go into the international break on a not positive note. It was 3-0 so no Partey till further notice.

We will be away at Leeds United on Sunday, November 22 when the international break must have been over.

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