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Game #5205

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Attendance: 60,079

Lost

Premier League

18th (-2)

Arsenal

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Emirates Stadium

Villa lose for the second time in four Premier League games under Paul Lambert to leave them with five wins and thirteen defeats in twenty seven.

Arsenal

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | 68โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Christian Benteke challenges but Villa fall to a thirteenth Premier League defeat of the season under Paul Lambert, Saturday, 23 February 2013.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 6โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Santi Carzola
๐ŸŸจ | 36โ€™ Booking, Matt Lowton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Arsenal 1-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 66โ€™ Booking, Fabian Delph
โšฝ | 68โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Andreas Weimann, Assist by Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Westwood, Sub on, Karim El Ahmadi
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia, Sub on, Simon Dawkins
๐Ÿฅ… | 85โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Arsenal), Santi Carzola
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa follow up their fifth win of the Premier League season with their thirteenth defeat and fall back into the relegation places and sit in 18th place.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Arsenal

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2004-05

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Game | #27 |
Manager Game | #35 |
Saturday, 23 February 2013

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 13 May 12, Villa 0-2 Norwich (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: John Flynn, Charles Breakspear

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

๐ŸŸจ

Martin Atkinson

TEAM NEWS

Ron Vlaar and Jordan Bowery replace Joe Bennett and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.97 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28.48 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 21.57 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Arsรจne Wenger | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Arsenal

GK Wojciech Szczฤ™sny | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Nacho Monreal | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Per Mertesacker | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Thomas Vermaelen | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Carl Jenkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Abou Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Jack Wilshere | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Santi Carzola | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Olivier Giroud | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Simon Dawkins | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Carl Jenkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Lukas Podolski | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | M Abou Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Laurent Koscielny | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andy Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
F Jordan Bowery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Vito Mannone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Tomรกลก Rosickรฝ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M Gervinho | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
W Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ38.08m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/11
Homegrown: 4/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ109.60m

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Illness | 1 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

Suspension | 1 |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 3 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Stade Rennais
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Blackpool
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Mallorca

UNAVAILABLE

Not Reported

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 40%
Possession A | 60%
Shots F | 5
Shots A | 24
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 14
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 12
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 7

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Villaโ€™s attacks led to a nervous atmosphere inside the Emirates."

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 23 February 2013

A deadly double from Santi Cazorla saw Arsenal return to winning ways as they edged out Aston Villa 2-1 at the Emirates.

On the back of a tough week which had seen the Gunners crash out of the FA Cup and suffer a UEFA Champions League battering at the hands of Bayern Munich, one very early effort from Cazorla and one very late one, after Andreas Weimann had levelled for the visitors, offered welcome relief to Arsene Wenger and his troops - who are now just one point adrift of the top four.

Watched by owner Stan Kroenke, making a rare visit to north London, Arsenal started well. Jack Wilshere capitalised on a poor backpass and raced at goal, but the midfielder fired straight at Brad Guzan.

Cazorla then lifted the quiet atmosphere inside the Emirates with Arsenalโ€™s opener in the sixth minute. Nathan Baker blocked Cazorlaโ€™s initial shot after some good work by Wilshere, but the Spaniard made no mistake with his second effort, slotting past Guzan with a beautiful curling effort.

Urged on by an animated Paul Lambert from the touchline, Villa looked to hit straight back. Charles Nโ€™Zogbia raced down the right past Thomas Vermaelen and pulled the ball back for Gabriel Agbonlahor but Wojciech Szczesny saved.

Villaโ€™s attacks led to a nervous atmosphere inside the Emirates, but Theo Walcott brought them to the edge of their seats with a teasing curler that flew inches over Guzanโ€™s goal.

Arsenalโ€™s passing was often sloppy and the home fans became annoyed at the Gunnersโ€™ attempts to pass the ball in to the net. The hosts did produce an impressive move just before the break, though, with Cazorla finding Olivier Giroud, but Guzan was equal to the Frenchmanโ€™s effort.

Arsenal started to dominate the game again after the break, but again, they were reluctant to shoot on goal, much to the annoyance of the home crowd.

With Arsenal throwing so many players forward, they were left vulnerable at the back. Weimann went on another rampaging counter down the right and crossed for Agbonlahor, but the forward headed wide.

Wenger was forced into a change just after the hour when Abou Diaby hobbled off with another injury. Aaron Ramsey came on in his place.

Villa then stunned the home side by equalising on 68 minutes. Carl Jenkinson failed to clear a long punt down field, the ball made its way to Weimann and he went on a blistering 40-yard run before beating Szczesny with a weak shot.

Wenger rose from his bench and cast a disappointed glare at his team. His troubles nearly worsened soon after when Christian Benteke found space at the back post but Per Mertesacker got in front of the Belgian before he could head on goal.

Guzan saved brilliantly to deny Giroud from point-blank range as Arsenal continued to pile forward, and the Gunners finally got their reward five minutes from time when Nacho Monreal swung the ball into the box and Cazorla converted, much to the relief of Wenger and the home support.