Premier League: Aston Villa Beat Arsenal

Aston Villa defeated Arsenal 1-0 at Villa Park courtesy of an early goal by Olie Watkins to condemn Arsenal to a second consecutive defeat in the Premier League.

Betrand Traore pounced on a mistake by Cedric Soares before Olie Watkins’ effort deflected off Rob Holding to sail into the net.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez frustrated his former club with series of impressive saves to deny the Gunners.

Aston Villa moved up to eight on the log with the victory, whole Arsenal remain in the tenth position.

Arteta on decisions going against Arsenal: “It is what it is. But it’s not an excuse. Regardless of those decisions, we have to win that game.”

The Gunners have now failed to score for the third time in five games.

Aston Villa have completed a league double over Arsenal for the first time since the inaugural Premier League season in 1992-93 under Ron Atkinson.

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