Arsenal host Aston Villa in the late kick-off in the Premier League on Sunday, with both sides able to close in on the top four and react to the hot pace being set at the top of the table.
The Gunners made plenty of changes midweek to dispatch Molde with Mikel Arteta likely to be considering whether to recall the players rested, given their impressive victory over Manchester United last weekend.
Back-to-back defeats to Leeds and Southampton leave Villa badly in need of a result to maintain their very promising start to the season under Dean Smith – follow all the live action and updates from the Emirates below, plus the conclusion of Manchester City vs Liverpool:
42 mins: Tierney has been one of Arsenal’s biggest threats. He gets into a touch of space on the left wing and delivers a pinpoint cross to Lacazette in the box. Lacazette has a free header and sends it over the bar!
39 mins: Willian plays a ball back to the edge of the box and Elneny picks it up. He goes for goal and misses it to the right.
36 mins: Good work from Bellerin who beats one, no two Aston Villa defenders on a run in from the right. He tries to pick out a pass and Villa clear the ball. Why didn’t he shoot?
33 mins: Douglas Luiz slides the ball into Trezeguet who has shifted over to the left. He takes a touch that brings him into the box but his shot is blocked.
30 mins: Saka almost makes amends with a good cross into the box. Aubameyang is the target but Cash gets in front of him and heads it away. Arsenal regain the ball and play it into the left side of the box. Tierney picks up the ball and squares it but Konsa throws himself in front of the pass and makes the block.
27 mins: Great response from Aston Villa. The disallowed goal would have stung them but they’ve stuck at it. Trusting their creative players to make something happen.
Bukayo Saka is going to go down as the goalscorer, the replies show he just got to the ball in front of Trezeguet and put it past his own goalkeeper trying to knock it out of play.
Arsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa – Trezeguet
25 mins: GOAL! The slow build works out for Aston Villa. Barkley and Grealish try to probe their way into the box from the left wing. passing it between themselves. Targett goes past them on the overlap and is given the ball. He squares it to the far post where Trezeguet arrives and taps it in!
21 mins: After such a dramatic start this game hasn’t really kicked into life. Willian gives the ball away to Barkley he finds Watkins who returns the ball to him. Barkley is forced out to the left wing and holds it up in time for Grealish to come forward.
18 mins: Bukayo Saka has just started to make himself a problem. Twice he gets free down the left wing and twice his crosses in the box let him down.
15 mins: Arsenal get another chance on goal as the ball comes to Willian. He meets it on the volley and hits it over the bar.
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