Aston Villa staged a brilliant win against Arsenal at the weekend, as Dean Smith’s side got the better of the Gunners 3-0 in North London.
Arsenal headed into the Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening on the back of a 4-1 home victory over Molde in the Europa League.
Mikel Arteta’s side will have been confident of winning against Villa, but they were in for a shock.
Dean Smith’s team took the lead in the 25th minute when Bukayo Saka turned Matt Targett’s cross into his own net.
Ollie Watkins made it 2-0 in the 72nd minute with a header and doubled his tally just three minutes later.
It was a disappointing result for Arsenal, but it was a massive win for Villa, who had hammered Liverpool 7-2 at Villa Park in the league earlier in the season.
Below are 10 interesting stats from the match between Arsenal and Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening:
- Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did not have a single shot.
Ross Barkley, on loan from Chelsea, played six key passes for Aston Villa.
Bukayo Saka became the fourth-youngest player to score an own goal in the Premier League.
Ross Barkley put in seven crosses for the Villans.
Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin put in five crosses each for Arsenal.
This was Arsenal’s worst home defeat in the Premier League since December 2019.
Ollie Watkins took three shots for Villa and two ended in goal.
Alexandre Lacazette took just 15 touches in 64 minutes for Arsenal.
Jack Grealish played two key passes for Villa.
Trezeguet made six tackles for the visiting team.
*All stats are from BBC and WhoScored