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Game #5634

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Lost

19th (-4)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Arsenal

Attendance: 60,012

Emirates Stadium

Arsenal

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

๐Ÿ•’ |HT Arsenal 1-0 Villa. New formation, new line up, Villa busier, quicker and slicker with the ball than normal. But Gerrardโ€™s narrow style just invites pressure. Blocks and saves galore keep Arsenal at bay with the spine of Kamara, Konsa & Martinez outstanding before on 30โ€™ a rare mistake from the โ€˜keeper gifts Arsenal the lead. Still time for Villa to attack. ๐Ÿ•’ |FT Arsenal 2-1 Villa. A defeat but if thereโ€™s any positive itโ€™s that the team were far less passive than in recent weeks. Play was more expansive too. It was certainly a better performance, although it would feel odd to celebrate it as the best of the season. But it was.

KEY MAN

Douglas Luiz, ignored the noise to score from the bench in an improved defeat

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

๐ŸŸจ | 13โ€™ Booking, Jacob Ramsey, Bad foul
๐Ÿฅ… | 30โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Gabriel Jesus
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Arsenal 1-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 53โ€™ Booking, Ezri Konsa, Shirt pull
๐ŸŸจ | 68โ€™ Booking, John McGinn, Bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Emiliano Buendรญa, Sub on, Philippe Coutinho
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Douglas Luiz
โšฝ | 74โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Douglas Luiz, Direct from corner
๐Ÿฅ… | 78โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Arsenal), Gabriel Martinelli
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Boubacar Kamara, Sub on, Danny Ings
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

In search of their 2,000th League win, captain John McGinn makes his 150th start for Villa. At the other end of the spectrum Leon Bailey comes in for just his tenth start in twenty two appearances for the club.

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†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2019-20

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2022-23 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #34 |
Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Attendance | 60,012 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2021-2022
Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Kick off: 7.30pm
Half Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Full Time Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Full Time Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 34 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 12 ๐ŸŸจ | 5 ๐ŸŸฅ 17 | 1.21

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Robert Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Merseyside, 2016-
Matches Officiated: 8
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 6
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 19 Feb 22, Villa 0-1 Watford (h)
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Lee Betts, Ian Hussin.
Fourth official: Craig Pawson.
VAR: Darren England.
Assistant VAR: James Mainwaring.

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CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Credit where itโ€™s due, Gerrard has at least seen fit to tinker with the team.

Out go Ings, Chambers, Coutinho and Luiz, in come Buendรญa, Bailey, Ramsey and Mings.

It might be wishful thinking but 60 minutes before kick off there is a faint hope that tactics will be changed too.

Having said that Douglas Luiz is particularly hard done by to miss out however if this is the start of a Brian Little-esque formation change then weโ€™re not ones to complain.

The bench is as would be expected with Nakamba and Sanson expected to depart before transfer deadline tomorrow. Tim Iroegbunam keeps his place alongside Cam Archer as the Villa Youth representatives.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 26.21 |
Bench Average Age: | 27.90 |
Squad Average Age: | 27.06 |
Subs Average Age: | 28.35 |
Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 30.01 |
Youngest Starter: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.27 |
Oldest Squad Player: RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37.17 |
Youngest Squad Player: M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.07 |
Oldest Substitute: M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 30.48 |
Youngest Substitute: M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 24.33 |

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฉ๏ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Arsenal

GK Aaron Ramsdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Kieran Tierney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Ben White | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB William Saliba | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Gabriel | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Granit Xhaka |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
M Albert Sambi Lokonga | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Bukayo Saka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Martin ร˜degaard | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Gabriel Martinelli | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
CF Gabriel Jesus | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | for M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Takehiro Tomiyasu | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต | for CB Ben White | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Emile Smith Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Martin ร˜degaard | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Rob Holding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Gabriel Jesus | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 88โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Eddie Nketiah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Bukayo Saka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Matt Turner | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Cรฉdric Soares | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Matt Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fรกbio Vieira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
W Marquinhos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ185.63m
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: ยฃ59.60m
Team Cost: ยฃ245.23m
Squad Cost: ยฃ245.23m
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 : 10/20
Homegrown: 3/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ19.58m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
RB Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
LB Ludwig Augustinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | Loan |

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 Calum Chambers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ18.00m |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Free |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ34.56m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ27.72m |
CF Danny Ings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ31.59m |
CF Cameron Archer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ293.67m
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 : 4/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ55.35m
Team Cost: ยฃ310.41m
Squad Cost: ยฃ313.11m
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: 4/20

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Aaron Ramsdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ25.20m |
GK Matt Turner | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ5.73m |

LB Kieran Tierney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ24.30m |
RB Takehiro Tomiyasu | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต | ยฃ16.74m |
RB Cรฉdric Soares | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Free |

CB Ben White | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ52.65m |
CB William Saliba | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
CB Gabriel | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ23.40m |
CB Rob Holding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.70m |

M Granit Xhaka |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ยฃ40.50m |
M Fรกbio Vieira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ31.50m |
M Martin ร˜degaard | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ31.50m |
M Albert Sambi Lokonga | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ15.75m |
M Emile Smith Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
M Matt Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Gabriel Martinelli | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ6.39m |
W Marquinhos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ3.15m |
W Bukayo Saka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF Gabriel Jesus | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ46.98m |
CF Eddie Nketiah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

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Injury | 2 |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Achilles
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Achilles

Out On Loan | 12 |
W Indiana Vassilev | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Inter Miami
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Burton
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | MK Dons
CF Wesley | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Levante
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cardiff
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Norwich
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Huddersfield
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Basaksehir
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Watford
FB Ben Chrisene | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kilmarnock

Not Selected | 2 |
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Marvelous Nakamba | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |

Bomb Squad | 1 | ๐Ÿ’ฃ |
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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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 | 40%
Possession A | 60%
Shots F | 4
Shots A | 22
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 9
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 10
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 10

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWe were standoffish in the first half. Douglas [Luiz] scored a great goal and we were right back in it and then we make the same mistakes over and over again and we were punished. โ€œIt is about us as players taking responsibility and being more streetwise. We need to start getting results and we are all aware of it, it would be a bigger problem if the effort wasnโ€™t there. โ€œThere were a lot more bodies on the line but we seem to be weak when we score a goal. It is something we have addressed after the game and something we need to improve if we are to take the club where we want to. โ€œIf you donโ€™t perform you get criticism and you can either go into your shell and worry or you can puff your chest out and try to do something about it. It is not going to turn overnight. โ€œIt has nothing to do with the manager. Players are put out to do jobs and if we donโ€™t perform those jobs it is our responsibility.โ€ John McGinn. โ€œIโ€™m not in control of that [Douglas Luizโ€™s future]. โ€œThereโ€™s two people, well, thereโ€™s more than two people who are in control of that, but Iโ€™m certainly not one of them. โ€œThat will be Douglas, that will be his agent and that will be what happens around that. โ€œIโ€™d like to keep him, heโ€™s a fantastic player, Iโ€™ve made that abundantly clear. โ€œWe are not in position where we need to lose our top players, but at the same time Douglas has a year to go and it is one of them [sic] really touchy situations where the club has to do what is best for the club, not necessarily what is best for me.โ€ โ€œWe improved a lot second half and had some really interesting breakaways. โ€œDouglas provides a bit of magic to get us back in the game. Again we concede two goals because we didnโ€™t get the detail of our defending right. โ€œOf course the keeper [Emiliano Martรญnez] could have done a bit better for us for the second one but he kept us in the game for large parts of it as well. At the moment we are struggling to keep clean sheets and we need to get back to basics. โ€œOf course I do [think about being sacked]. I am really honest and critical of myself. If I stood here and said I wasnโ€™t concerned I think youโ€™d look at me as though I was from a different planet. โ€œIโ€™m well aware of where we are at and I donโ€™t like how the table looks. โ€œIโ€™m sure my players donโ€™t and I know the fans donโ€™t so we all need to stick together. I think itโ€™s natural if the pressure builds, I was asked that last weekend in terms of the Villa fansโ€™ reaction and I take that on my shoulders, I take full responsibility, I wonโ€™t shirk that. โ€œI think we certainly improved as the game went on, we showed a lot of commitment, character, we were hanging in at times, but at places like Arsenal youโ€™ve got to do that. โ€œYouโ€™ve got to show that you can suffer and get through it and we did at times. We looked dangerous but if we keep getting really important moment defensively wrong in key areas, weโ€™re going to continue to concede goals and thatโ€™s a problem. โ€œItโ€™s hard to put your finger on because we work on it daily. We speak about this most days about getting out to people, if itโ€™s Martinelli we know he likes it on his right foot so show him on his left foot, if itโ€™s Saka show him on his right foot because he has a good left foot. โ€œYou need to get out to someone quick then you need to do it 100 per cent, full throttle, at the weekend we didnโ€™t do it and thereโ€™s a deflection. We donโ€™t get out to Martinelli quick enough and heโ€™s allowed to cross it, we have a problem from it. Then we have a catalogue of errors for the second goal so itโ€™s really frustrating that the messages donโ€™t seem to be going in. โ€œI think the technical level in terms of the first half was nowhere near good enough for the talent of players weโ€™ve got. โ€œWe didnโ€™t allow ourselves to create enough, because if you turn it over instantly and I think that was a collective thing, itโ€™s very hard to go and create, especially here. โ€œSecond half everyone improved, we kept the ball, we passed through Arsenal, we made Arsenal face their on goal, we broke quick, we showed our power and our talented players really stepped forward and I was much happier. It wouldโ€™ve been nice for that to be the case for 90 minutes. โ€œI wish I wasnโ€™t as frustrated as I am because I could wax lyrical about that moment for a long time and this is no fluke. Iโ€™ve not sure Iโ€™ve seen that many corners scored in my life, let alone two in three weeks so credit to him. Itโ€™s a wonderful moment but unfortunately a a group we havenโ€™t given Douglas a better moment, because if that gives us a big point here or it leads for us to win the game itโ€™s a more important goal.โ€ Steven Gerrard.

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