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Game #5544

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Won

17th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Arsenal

Attendance: Behind closed doors (COVID-19)

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-0

Arsenal

Assist(s) | Tyrone Mings | 27' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa refuse to die as another inspired battling performance sees them record a second win in three unbeaten games and suddenly Villa only need to better other people's results on the final day.

KEY MAN

Matt Targett and Trรฉzรฉguet celebrate Villa's win, 21 July 2020

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

๐Ÿ” | 25โ€™ Sub off, Ahmed Elmohamady, Sub on, Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert
โšฝ | 27โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Trรฉzรฉguet, Assist by Tyrone Mings
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
๐ŸŸจ | 71โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Mbwana Samatta, Sub on, Keinan Davis
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Conor Hourihane, Sub on, Marvelous Nakamba
๐ŸŸจ | 87โ€™ Booking, Matt Targett for a bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+3 Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Henri Lansbury
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Villaโ€™s win over Arsenal at Villa Park was their first in a Premier League game since December 1998 under John Gregory, ending a run of 17 home games without a win against the Gunners.

This was the first Premier League game that Villa havenโ€™t faced any shots on target for the first time since January 2016 versus West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Future Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martรญnez lined up for Arsenal.

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†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2016-17

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2019-20 |
Matchday | #45 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #83 |
Tuesday, 21 July 2020

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee: Chris Kavanagh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ashton-under-Lyne, 2014-
Kick off: 8.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 83 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 33 ๐ŸŸจ | 18 ๐ŸŸฅ 32 | 1.41

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Kavanagh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ashton-under-Lyne, 2014-
Matches Officiated: 9
๐ŸŸฉ : 3
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 24 Jun 20, Villa 1-1 Newcastle (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Daniel Cook, Sian Massey-Ellis

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Dean Smith names an unchanged line up from the side that conceded in the late draw with Everton.

Kortney Hause replaces Kaine Kesler Hayden on the substitutes bench in the only change.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 27.42 |
Substitute Average Age: | 26.09 |
Oldest Player: GK Pepe Reina | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.92 |
Youngest Player: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 22.22 |

MANAGER

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Pepe Reina | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ |
CF Mbwana Samatta | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Arsenal

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Cรฉdric Soares | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
CB David Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Rob Holding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Sead Kolaลกinac | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Dani Ceballos | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Lucas Torreira | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Bukayo Saka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CF Alexandre Lacazette | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Eddie Nketiah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 25' |
๐Ÿ” CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Mbwana Samatta | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 72' |
๐Ÿ” M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | for M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 73' |
๐Ÿ” M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 90'+3 |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Granit Xhaka |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| for M Lucas Torreira | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB Kieran Tierney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for CB David Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 60โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Nicolas Pรฉpรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for W Bukayo Saka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 60โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Joe Willock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for RB Cรฉdric Soares | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 79โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Indiana Vassilev | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Matt Macey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Hรฉctor Bellerรญn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Sokratis Papastathopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Matt Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ainsley Maitland-Niles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ88.19m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ18.36m
Team Cost: ยฃ106.55m
Squad Cost: ยฃ124.10m
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 : 8/20
Homegrown: 1/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ2.70m |
GK Pepe Reina | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Loan |

LB Matt Targett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ14.04m |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ4.50m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |

CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ20.60m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.70m |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ยฃ10.80m |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.06m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Trรฉzรฉguet | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ9.00m |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |
W Jota | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ4.05m |
W Indiana Vassilev | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Free |

CF Mbwana Samatta | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ยฃ10.53m |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ141.12m
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: 2/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ135.67m
Team Cost: ยฃ276.79m
Squad Cost: ยฃ291.07m
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 : 8/20
Homegrown: 5/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ1.29m |
GK Matt Macey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.12m |

LB Kieran Tierney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ23.17m |
RB Hรฉctor Bellerรญn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ0.43m |
RB Cรฉdric Soares | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Free |
LB Sead Kolaลกinac | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ | Free |

CB Sokratis Papastathopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ13.73m |
CB David Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ7.47m |
CB Rob Holding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.70m |

M Granit Xhaka |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ยฃ40.50m |
M Lucas Torreira | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ยฃ24.58m |
M Joe Willock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Ainsley Maitland-Niles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Matt Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Dani Ceballos | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Loan |

W Nicolas Pรฉpรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ72.00m |
W Bukayo Saka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ57.38m |
CF Alexandre Lacazette | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ47.70m |
CF Eddie Nketiah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 4 |
GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Knee, ACL
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Knee, ACL
CB Bjรถrn Engels | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Achilles
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Unknown

Out on Loan | 2 |
GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | Toulouse
CF Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Small Heath

Not Selected | 3 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Danny Drinkwater | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Borja Bastรณn | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 31%
Possession A | 69%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 0
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 19

MATCH QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith* โ€œIt was a great performance but an even better result. We knew we had to show a lot of courage, heart and work rate and we did that. I canโ€™t remember our keeper making saves. โ€œWeโ€™d love to have had our fans getting us over the line but you could hear enough from the non-playing staff to do that. โ€œWeโ€™ve been much better defensively over these eight games. We wanted to be better and the players were engaged with the video sessions we did [during lockdown]. โ€œWe needed this. Weโ€™ve got to go and do the same against West Ham on Sunday. โ€œItโ€™s a big boost, thatโ€™s for sure. We knew we had to win to catch Watford up. Now weโ€™ve got the season in our own hands and thatโ€™s all you can ask for. โ€œWatford can go and win at Arsenal so we have to make sure we win at West Ham.โ€ *Villa captain Jack Grealish* โ€œIt feels unbelievable. I thought it was deserved - we were outstanding today. I reckon we could have got another goal but weโ€™ll take a 1-0 win all day against a great team like Arsenal. It has been a tense day but all we can do is focus on ourselves. Itโ€™s in our hands now and itโ€™s up to us what we do on the last day. We have a massive game on Sunday at West Ham. It feels massive [to be out of the relegation zone]. Weโ€™ve conceded quite a few late goals this season but we trust in ourselves and we have trust in the management staff. It would mean everything to keep Villa up.โ€

MATCH REPORT