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Game #5321

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Attendance: 33,285

Lost

Premier League

20th (-)

Arsenal

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa lose for the twelfth time in sixteen Premier League games.

Aston Villa

0-2

Arsenal

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Alan Hutton can't prevent a twelfth League defeat in sixteen, Sunday, 13 December 2015.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 8โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal, pen), Olivier Giroud
๐Ÿฅ… | 38โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Arsenal), Aaron Ramsey
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Rudy Gestede, Sub on , Carles Gil
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Idrissa Gueye, Sub on, Jack Grealish
๐Ÿ” | 87โ€™ Sub off, Scott Sinclair, Sub on, Adama Traorรฉ
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Reฬmi Gardeโ€™s Villa extend their club record to fifteen League games without a win whilst creating another club record of nine home League games without a win. The previous eight-game record had stood since March 1921. This was Villaโ€™s 500th home defeat in their league history. Villa remain 20th but are now eight points from safety.

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†
๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2014-15

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2015-16 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Game | #16 |
Manager Game | #5 |
Sunday, 13 December 2015

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | L'Arbresle, 2015-2016
Referee: Kevin Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 2003-2022
Kick off: 1.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Kevin Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 2003-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 21 Aug 13, Villa 1-2 Chelsea (a) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: None
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Jake Collin

CARDS

Villa

None

Arsenal

None

Kevin Friend

TEAM NEWS

Reฬmi Garde named an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.31 |
Oldest Player: CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.35 |
Youngest Player: M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.80 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Rรฉmi Garde | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Arsรจne Wenger | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ๐Ÿ” |

Arsenal

GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB Nacho Monreal | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Per Mertesacker | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Laurent Koscielny | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Hรฉctor Bellerรญn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Mesut ร–zil | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Matthew Flamini | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Joel Campbell | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Olivier Giroud | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 87โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Kieran Gibbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Joel Campbell | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Mesut ร–zil | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 86โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jordan Lyden | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK David Ospina | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Gabriel Paulista | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Mathieu Debuchy | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Alex Iwobi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ55.80m
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
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ12.78m
Team Cost: ยฃ68.58m
Squad Cost: ยฃ70.82m
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 : 6/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ0.90m |
GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |

CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ยฃ4.23m |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ1.26m |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Youth |

M Jordan Veretout | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ9.00m |
M Idrissa Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ยฃ8.10m |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ5.40m |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.25m |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ1.26m |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Jordan Lyden | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Youth |

W Adama Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ9.00m |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ3.78m |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.15m |

F Jordan Ayew | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ10.80m |
CF Rudy Gestede | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ | ยฃ7.65m |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ108.03m
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 : 2/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ29.04m
Team Cost: ยฃ137.07m
Squad Cost: ยฃ166.30m
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
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ12.11m |
GK David Ospina | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ3.46m |

RB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ17.26m |
LB Nacho Monreal | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ8.65m |
RB Hรฉctor Bellerรญn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ0.43m |
LB Kieran Gibbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

CB Gabriel Paulista | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ12.97m |
CB Mathieu Debuchy | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ12.80m |
CB Laurent Koscielny | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ10.81m |
CB Per Mertesacker | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ9.64m |

M Mesut ร–zil | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ40.65m |
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ยฃ5.54m |
M Alex Iwobi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Youth |
M Matthew Flamini | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |

W Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.78m |
W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ8.96m |

CF Olivier Giroud | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ10.38m |
CF Joel Campbell | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ0.86m |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
LB Jordan Amavi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
FB Josรฉ รngel Crespo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Suspension | 1 |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Out on Loan | 7 |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Porto
F Callum Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Bristol City
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bournemouth
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol City
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield
RB Janoi Donacien | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ | Newport
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Coventry

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

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 | 47%
Possession A | 53%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 5
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 7
Fouls A | 7

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€I know there is a big expectation at home but we were playing the best team currently in England. I donโ€™t have any reproach for my players.

โ€œI have the feeling that the best team won but I have regrets. To concede an early goal - we did not want that. You donโ€™t expect that.

โ€œIn the second half it was a good reaction. The performance is not the one you expected but I never saw a player wearing the Villa shirt that was not proud to do that.

โ€œI knew the size of the challenge before coming. Now we have games that we have to win against direct opponents. The next few matches will be crucial for us.โ€

Reฬmi Garde, Sunday, 13 December 2015.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 13 December 2015

*Arsenal ended a good week by going top of the Premier League courtesy of a win at Aston Villa that leaves Remi Gardeโ€™s side further adrift at the bottom.*

The Gunners, who reached the last 16 of the Champions League in midweek, led through Olivier Giroudโ€™s early penalty.

Aaron Ramsey then started and finished a superb counter-attack to reward the away sideโ€™s first-half dominance.

Jack Grealish returned to action for Villa, who improved after the break but wasted a number of good chances.

Villaโ€™s defeat, coupled with positive results for some of their rivals, means they are now eight points from safety with only six points from 16 games.

In sharp contrast, Arsene Wengerโ€™s side have won 10 league games this season and lead the division, a point ahead of Manchester City, who beat Swansea on Saturday, and Leicester, who face champions Chelsea on Monday night.

Giroud was Arsenalโ€™s hero in Greece on Wednesday, scoring his first Gunners hat-trick as they claimed the win they needed over Olympiakos to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.

The third of those goals came from the penalty spot and he was again given the opportunity to score from 12 yards in the eighth minute at Villa Park when Alan Hutton was adjudged to have pulled back Theo Walcott in the box.

Initially, it looked as though referee Kevin Friend had ignored Arsenalโ€™s appeals before finally - and correctly - pointing to the spot, much to the anger of the home crowd.

With boos ringing around the stadium, Giroud coolly side-footed home his 14th goal of the season to become the seventh player to score 50 Premier League goals for Arsenal, achieved in 113 games.

Giroud was not the only Arsenal player to reach a notable landmark at Villa Park - Petr Cech has now kept 169 clean sheets (in 349 games) in the Premier League, equalling David James record (in 223 fewer games).

*Ramsey central to Arsenal win*

Earlier this season, Aaron Ramsey found himself at the centre of a row between Wenger and Wales boss Chris Coleman over a hamstring injury that cost the player a month of the campaign.

Now fully fit, the 24-year-old is central to Arsenalโ€™s midfield and his energetic box-to-box performance was the stand-out for the visitors.

The second goal epitomised this, as Ramsey won the ball in his own half courtesy of a well-timed tackle before charging forward to overload the Villa defence and receive Mesut Ozilโ€™s unselfish pass - the Germanโ€™s 13th assist of the campaign - for a simple finish into an unguarded net.

With Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin injured, Ramseyโ€™s return to full fitness and form is a timely boost for the Gunners.

*Villa cut adrift*

Villa have now not won a game since the opening day of the season, when Rudy Gestedeโ€™s goal gave them a 1-0 victory at Bournemouth.

Since then they have set two unwanted club records of 15 league games - and nine home matches - without a win, while also changing their manager, bringing in Garde to try and save their season.

There was little evidence of a positive impact by the former Arsenal midfielder during the first half as the away sideโ€™s superior movement and pace was reflected in the scoreline.

Garde will be encouraged by his teamโ€™s second-half display, which showcased far more effort and endeavour.

However, despite some good approach play, particularly through Hutton down the right, they were unable to find a finish to dislodge Arsenal from their comfort zone.

Gestede and Scott Sinclair were the worst offenders, heading wide from close range when they should have done better.

Leandro Bacuna also narrowly failed to find the target with a curling long-range effort and substitute Adama Traore found the side-netting after beating four men down the right.