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Game #5693

Aston Villa

11-2-3, 35 PTS

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Won

3rd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Arsenal

Attendance: 42,000

Villa Park

11-3-2, 36 PTS

Aston Villa

1-0

Arsenal

Assist(s): Leon Bailey | 7โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Where to start? The end. Villa won. Superior game management, cooler heads, bigger hearts, stronger spines. This is literally a moment in history. 15 home League wins in a row. Echoes of 1980-81 characteristics are so strong. If this is the first time youโ€™ve experienced Villa at this level then just strap in and enjoy the ride. Special, special times.

KEY MAN

Jarred Gillett, the Aussie import proved himself to be an outstanding referee once again, in a game most would have buckled in he didn't.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 9 December 2023

โšฝ | 7โ€™ Goal, 1-0, John McGinn, Assist by Leon Bailey
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+3 HT Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey (Injury), Sub on, Moussa Diaby
๐ŸŽฅ | 48โ€™ Arsenalโ€™s Jesus dives for a penalty, not given
๐ŸŸจ | 53โ€™ Booking, Lucas Digne for a Bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 56โ€™ Sub off, Youri Tielemans (Injury), Sub on, Jacob Ramsey
๐ŸŸจ | 62โ€™ Booking, Douglas Luiz
๐ŸŽฅ | 63โ€™ Arsenalโ€™s Saka overplays his injury in an effort to get Lucas Digne sent off
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Ezri Konsa, Sub on, Matty Cash
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Boubacar Kamara, Sub on, Leander Dendoncker
๐ŸŸจ | 73โ€™ Booking, John McGinn for a Bad foul
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Lucas Digne, Sub on, รlex Moreno
๐ŸŸจ | 88โ€™ Booking, Diego Carlos for a Bad foul
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 90โ€™ Deliberate handball by Arsenalโ€™s Havertz to โ€˜scoreโ€™. Disallowed on field.
๐ŸŽฅ | 90โ€™+3 VAR still checks, wastes everyoneโ€™s time, goal disallowed
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 90โ€™+7 foul by Arsenalโ€™s Havertz on Emiliano Martรญnez, Emi knows what to do
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+9 FT Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

15 home league wins in a row. Villa's best ever run.

At the opposite end of the spectrum... the utter lack of class demonstrated by Arsenal management, players and fans alike continues to be a depressing stain on English football.

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 ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Game | #16 |
Manager Game | #51 |
Saturday, 9 December 2023
Attendance | 42,000 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Jarred Gillett | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Queensland, 2019-
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 51 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 32 ๐ŸŸจ | 6 ๐ŸŸฅ 13 | 2.00

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Jarred Gillett | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Queensland, 2019-
Matches Officiated: 8
๐ŸŸฉ : 3
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 5 November 2023, Villa 0-2 Forest, City Ground
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren Cann, James Mainwaring.
Fourth official: Graham Scott.
VAR: Michael Salisbury.
Assistant VAR: Scott Ledger.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Same again for Villa as they aim for 15 home League wins in a row against leaders Arsenal.

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: | 26.56 |
Starting XI Average Age: | 27.75 |
Subs Average Age: | 26.48 |
Bench Average Age: | 25.11 |

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.29 |
Youngest Starter: M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 24.06 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.29 |
Youngest Squad Player: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 20.00 |

Oldest Substitute: LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.36 |
Youngest Substitute: M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.55 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Arsenal

GK David Raya | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Ben White | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB William Saliba | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Gabriel Magalhรฃes | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Oleksandr Zinchenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Declan Rice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Martin ร˜degaard | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Kai Havertz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Bukayo Saka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Gabriel Martinelli | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Gabriel Jesus | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 56โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Leandro Trossard | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Gabriel Martinelli | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Eddie Nketiah | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Gabriel Jesus | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 82โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Reiss Nelson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Oleksandr Zinchenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 90โ€™+4 |

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Aaron Ramsdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jakub Kiwior | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Reuell Walters | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Cรฉdric Soares | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Jorginho | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Mohamed Elneny | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ188.44m
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: ยฃ86.31m
Team Cost: ยฃ274.75m
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 : 4/16
Homegrown: 1/16

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ289.03m
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 : 5/20
Homegrown: 2/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ380.20m
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 : 16/35
Homegrown: 10/35

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.66m |
GK Filip Marschall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ28.60m |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ11.59m |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ12.88m |
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 Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Loan |

W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ47.66m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ30.60m |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ14.28m |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ383.92m
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: 1/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ21.24m
Team Cost: ยฃ405.16m
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 : 5/14
Homegrown: 3/14

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ479.34m
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 : 7/20
Homegrown: 4/20

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ609.41m
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 : 10/31
Homegrown: 6/31

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Aaron Ramsdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ25.20m |
GK David Raya | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Loan |

CB William Saliba | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
CB Gabriel Magalhรฃes | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ23.40m |
CB Jakub Kiwior | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ22.12m |
CB Reuell Walters | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

RB Ben White | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ52.65m |
LB Oleksandr Zinchenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ยฃ31.00m |
RB Cรฉdric Soares | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ6.00m |

M Declan Rice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ100.00m |
M Kai Havertz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ65.00m |
M Martin ร˜degaard | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ31.50m |
M Mohamed Elneny | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ10.86m |
M Jorginho | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ยฃ10.00m |

W Leandro Trossard | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ21.24m |
W Gabriel Martinelli | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ6.39m |
W Bukayo Saka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
W Reiss Nelson | 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 |

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ACL
W Bertrand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ | Muscular

Out On Loan | 7 |
RB Kaine Kesler-Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stockport
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Exeter
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Nice
M Finn Azaz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Plymouth
CB Lamare Bogarde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Bristol Rovers
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Al-Duhail

UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 5 |
M Fรกbio Vieira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Takehiro Tomiyasu | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต |
M Thomas Partey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
M Emile Smith Rowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jurrien Timber | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Out on Loan | 6 |
GK Rรบnar Alex Rรบnarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
GK Arthur Okonkwo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Kieran Tierney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Nuno Tavares | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Albert Sambi Lokonga | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Marquinhos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |

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 | 39%โ€จ
Possession A | 61%โ€จ

Shots F | 10
Shots A | 12

Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 5

Corners F | 3
Corners A | 3

Fouls F | 16
Fouls A | 11

MATCH QUOTES

Pre Match: Nice to see that 6th placed Manchester Unitedโ€™s Erik Ten Hag and Harry Maguire win Premier League manager and player of the month for November respectively. Manchester United (8th) beat Fulham (14th) 1-0 Manchester United (6th) beat Luton (18th) 1-0 Manchester United (6th) beat Everton (19th) 3-0 Goals Scored 5 Average position of opposition 17th Meanwhile over in B6 Unai Emery and 3rd placed Aston Villa could only achieve: Aston Villa (5th) beat Fulham (16th) 3-1 Aston Villa (4th) beat Tottenham (5th) 2-1 Goals Scored 5 Average position of opposition 10th Since then? Villa beat Manchester City (2nd) and Arsenal (1st). Manchester United beaten 3-0 at home by Bournemouth (13th). Nothing to see here. --- โ€œWe had to rest a lot after the match on Wednesday. We played on Sunday and last Thursday too. "The players at the beginning, we are not having a lot of information about some injuries. It is going to be important in the last day for the players to tell me how they are physically and mentally. โ€œIt is a big motivation to be praised for the work we are doing. Praise is now important for us, but it is not to distract us in our objective. When it is coming the objective, we can wait until day 30 or 32 and if we are in the top four in that moment, I think we can then think maybe. โ€œWe will then be contenders to be there. We have to be focused. The match finished on Wednesday and we enjoyed that moment with supporters in Villa Park. Again, it is a big challenge. โ€œI took experiences with my past in different countries and leagues. I had experiences with Arsenal in the Premier League and it was very important. My process as well as a coach is to try and always learn with the players I have and with the coaches working with me. โ€œAlways I am trying to get the best professionals around me to try and add me more things with their point of view. The experiences I am having with everything is the most important thing to approach the past and the future. โ€œWe are adding with some players as well experiences and experiences playing in Europe and lots of matches. Itโ€™s a big of practice for them as well and I am going to be very deep analysing the match tomorrow being in our hopefully better performances individually and collectively. โ€œHow we finish the match on Wednesday is important because they did an amazing effort, but it was a hard effort. We want to play at this level playing against the best teams because we are in the Premier League, the best teams in the world. The challenge is really very hard but as well for our ambition, this is a very exciting moment with our supporters. โ€œThese are rivals we want to play and face. Tomorrow is another step ahead playing against now the best team in this season in the Premier League, they are first in the table. โ€œPlaying against them with a day less resting I think it is not an excuse for us. We have to adapt and we are professional and at the high level. We want to be there for a long time and we must think about taking an excuse after the match with whatever result we take. โ€œThe most important is to rest well and have good food. As well, try to get a lot of information to face physically again tomorrow. โ€œWith the supporters, it is clear for me. It is for them to transmit energy and our idea and style on the pitch. They are going to connect with us 100 per cent supporting us and being helping us and trying to help create a great atmosphere like on Wednesday. The energy is important from minute one to minute 90. โ€œI want to be, and it is my challenge every day, to be better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today. I am not going to stop. โ€œIt is to keep a balance too. We were playing very well against Man City, but I want to do some steps ahead thinking that we must stay at this level. We can remind ourself the last match before Man City, it was against Bournemouth and we were very close to losing. โ€œOf course, tomorrow is going to be difficult, we are confident at home and are feeling strong at Villa Park. Tomorrow is really, really a big challenge. โ€œโ€œIt was amazing what they achieved in that moment [Leicester City winning the title in 2015-16]. It is very, very difficult. We are going to do our way and have our personality. We are going to build a team and in our style. โ€œWe must be consistent and the mentality is important and that is that there is still a lot of work to do. There is another experience we will face against Arsenal. โ€œReally, our performance against Arsenal and after the match we can speak again how we are adding different moments in our capacity. Tomorrow is really the biggest challenge we are going to face yet. โ€œOf course, we have to dream always. I am dreaming and sometimes my dreams are very important for me as itโ€™s an aspiration to get my best.โ€ Unai Emery, pre match. โ€œThat was actually a really tough spell for us. We played Thursday, Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday and I think it showed in our performance tonight, it wasnโ€™t our best but Iโ€™m certainly not complaining. โ€œThe second half was a bit of character, a bit of grit and fair play to the substitutes whoโ€™ve come on. A couple of them havenโ€™t played for a long time and dug right in there. โ€œArsenal have made a habit of scoring late goals and it was up to us to keep concentrated. What a monumental week it has been for us. โ€œWe had the best of the first 20 minutes up until we scored. I donโ€™t know what happened after that but Arsenal seemed to get a foot in the game, controlled it a lot more and theyโ€™re a top quality team so their manager adjusted a few things. Did it work? Maybe, maybe not. They had a lot of the ball but not too many clear cut chances. โ€œCredit to us for not playing as well as we did on Wednesday night but clean sheet against the two best teams in the league in my opinion and another huge win." "I actually had an exact same chance in one of the Europa Conference League games. Leon has cut it across the exact same, Iโ€™ve tried to lay it off on my right foot. "Weโ€™ve got a lot of staff behind the scenes who analyse that stuff and say if that happens again turn on your right and shoot with your left. Just in that split second I managed to do that "I didnโ€™t get the cleanest of strikes but it managed to go in the corner and Iโ€™m just delighted." John McGinn. "I'm feeling very, very good and very happy, we are connecting with our supporters and the positive energy transmits to us. Today we needed it because we were tired after the game on Wednesday. "We competed well and had a strong defensive structure. We were speaking about the necessity to keep a clean sheet against City and Arsenal, it is amazing to keep them. Today we were lower than we wanted but we needed to compete and we did. "We are increasing mentality and believing how we can be stronger and increase our communication. We will have a lot of work to do to increase more. "We want to be in the top eight teams but a lot of teams want to be there. At the beginning there were seven top teams but we will fight to be in there. While we are in we can be excited and motivated to get it. "Happy, I'm very happy. It was a tough match and we were tired, but we started the game well. They were imposing their position on the pitch, but our goalkeeper was amazing. "We tried to defend and keep possession longer than we did. We competed and it was a fantastic three points in a tough week. We have to be happy but also keep balance. "I've never achieved this [15 home league wins in a row] and I won't again in my future as a coach. But we have to try to understand we are competing well and the next challenge will be Sheffield United and another tough match. "It is brilliant here at Villa Park with our supporters and how they are supporting us. โ€œIn game 30-32 and if we are in the same position as now then maybe I can speak about it. "At the start we are not a contender, it is only game 16. We are in (the top four) and must try to keep it. It is difficult, we are not dominating matches like we are here." Unai Emery, post match. โ€œI thought we were better team and didnโ€™t deserve to lose game at all but this is football. "Clear and obvious. "That's what I mean, clear and obvious. That's my opinion, that's all I can say. "I will not speak about it anymore." Mikel Arteta. Arsenal at their petty, petulant and utterly classless best. "I thought it was a goal but I haven't seen it so don't want to say too much." Kai Havertz makes a fool of himself off the pitch as well as on it. โ€œVery, very proud of the matches we played here. Winning in a row 15 matches, I have never been in this situation before and I donโ€™t think I will win that many matches in a row again. โ€œWe have to enjoy and we have to try to be proud and still be demanding like we are. We achieved it because the lost match we lost here was Arsenal. We demanded from ourselves to do a process after it. We tried to understand how we did this process and how we are now as a team โ€œThe club is supporting and helping us, Wes and Nassef. As well, the supporters inside Villa Park. They are very important. โ€œTo compete. I think they were two different matches because the response from us and them was different. They played Luton and we played Man City. We played well, settled very well in the high press and the medium block, we avoided them keeping possession. As well, we kept the ball more than normal against City. โ€œToday we started well and we repeated the first 15 minutes being in the same move we were on Wednesday. When we scored the goal we felt a bit tired and a few players I was watching them. โ€œIt was a long 90 minutes for them. One example was Leon Bailey and Youri Tielemans. They were asking me to sub them. Of course, we needed the players on the bench. Today, their impact was really important. We can focus like we did as a team, trying to understand everybody. The starting XI is important, but the bench must be ready to play and help when we need it. Today they did it. โ€œThey were excited and I was thinking at the beginning to do some changes to the starting XI. The players were tired after Wednesday as it was a big effort. Yesterday I was speaking to the doctor and every player wanted to play today and they said they were perfect. "After the match we played on Wednesday, it was normal to repeat the same XI. During the match today, I was watching and I had to be clinical to change my players. โ€œIt is better for us because we deserve it. They are going to speak more about us but still being the same message to you and the supporters. โ€œWe are still in there but still being seven teams being more contenders than us to get into the top seven. Of course, if we get to day 30, 32 and we are keeping the same position, maybe I can think and send another message. โ€œI think [against] every team we are different. At the beginning of course we lost a few matches and the teams close to us โ€“ Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham โ€“ have not lost a lot of matches. Theyโ€™ve usually been winning as well and each one has their characteristics as a team and as players. โ€œOf course, when we played Nottingham Forest, Wolverhampton [Wanderers] and Bournemouth it was very difficult for us. We are going to face next week Brentford as well and I know itโ€™s going to be difficult โ€“ we have to respect them, trying to avoid their strengths and attack their weakness. โ€œWe have to build a team, increase our level and get better. We are feeling very good and we are feeling strong with our supporters at home. I think we are increasing our level as well, playing with good positioning, keeping ball possession and trying to create a strong structure. But we still have a lot of work to do. โ€œEach match is a challenge for us. When we lost in Newcastle and when we lost at Liverpool, they were better than us. Of course, I am waiting in my mind for when they come here and how we can face them โ€“ how we could be in our capacity to face them. After those matches, we lost in Nottingham Forest as well and they were better. โ€œWe won a lot of matches at home โ€“ against Brighton, Manchester [City], Arsenal. We won in Chelsea, we won in Tottenham. They are contenders more than us to be in the top seven positions. And then, when we are facing the contenders for the top seven, what is our reality when. Facing them and how can we be consistent in 38 matches. โ€œWe have the possibility to finish in a better position than them but as well my challenge is coming. We are going to face them here. โ€œWe will rest tomorrow and Monday. We will come back on Tuesday and prepare for the match on Thursday. In the Conference League, we did the first objective to be in, to qualify for the next round. We want to finish top of the group but we want to try and use different players. "Sure, we will play different players but Iโ€™m not sure how many. We also have two players out for Sunday with suspensions โ€“ Douglas Luiz and Lucas Digne. Thatโ€™s another reason to try and introduce other players.โ€ Unai Emery, post match.

MATCH REPORT