Arsenal defeat Aston Villa, reclaim EPL top spot
Arsenal have defeated Aston Villa 4-2.
The Saturday defeat in the English Premier League has taken the club to the top of the league.
The Gunners were displaced from the top spot by Manchester City on goal difference after last week’s defeat to The Citizens at the Emirates.
Arsenal, however, returned to the top spot, snatching a crucial win in the late minute at Villa Park after coming from behind twice.
It took the home side just five minutes to shake the Gunners’ net, courtesy of Ollie Watkins.
But Bukayo Saka levelled up for the Gunners in the 16th minute as they settled into the game better.
Philip Coutinho restored Villa’s lead a few minutes to the first half break, leaving the Gunners one goal behind into the second half.
Mikel Arteta’s boys outplayed Villa in the second half to secure a dramatic win.
Oleksandr Zinchenko pulled another equaliser for the Gunners in the 61st minute, scoring his first EPL goal for Arsenal since he moved to the Emirates from City.
Emiliano Martinez’s own goal in the storage time gave Arsenal a crucial win , as Gabriel Martinelli ran with the ball into an empty net as Martinez joined his players hunting for an equaliser for Villa from a corner kick.
Arsenal are now three points ahead of City on the log with 54 points in 23 games.