|10||Emile Smith Law|
|９→８||Lacazette → Martin Oudegaard|
|23→15||Lokonga → Ainsley Maitland-Niles|
|14→35||Aubameyang → Gabriel Martinelli|
|Aston Villa Stamen|
|16→31||Tuanzebe → Leon Bailey|
|10→41||Buendia → Jacob Ramsey|
|20→21||Ings → Anwar El Ghazi|
This article is a recap and analysis of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa. I will provide in-depth analysis and commentary on each of the turning points that divided the match. It’s a fun read for both those who watched the game and those who didn’t, so please take a look!
Pre-match analysis] FW who scored the game-winning goal is in the starting lineup
With Arsenal drawing for the second straight game and Aston Villa losing for the second straight game, both teams were looking for their first win in three games.
Arsenal manager Arteta brought in Tavares at left back with Tierney out injured, and Sambi Lokonga in place of Martin Uddegaard, who had looked lackluster the previous week. In addition, Lacazette, who scored the equalizer in the last game, made his first Premier League start of the season.
Aston Villa, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back from their 2-0 loss to Wolverhampton in the previous round. The match will also be the triumphant return of goalkeeper Martinez to his old club.
Arsenal took the lead in the first half.
In the first half, it was Arsenal who took the lead. Arsenal took the lead in the first half, pressing the opponents aggressively from the outset, with Rokonga and Parti providing the ball efficiently. Lacazette, making his first Premier League start of the season, found a place up top and Arsenal completely dominated the game.
Then, in the 23rd minute of the first half, the game changed. In the 23rd minute of the first half, a corner kick was headed home by Parti. In the 23rd minute of the first half, a corner kick was headed home by Parti, giving Arsenal the lead. Then, in the first half, Lacazette was brought down in the area and won a penalty kick. Aubameyang headed home the rebound to give Arsenal a 2-0 lead at the break.
At the start of the second half, Aston Villa brought on Bailey for Tuanzebe. Aston Villa started the second half with Bailey in place of Tuanzebe, playing the right wingback Cash at right center back and Bailey at right wingback. However, Aston Villa dominated the ball, but could not show any effective attack, and 10 minutes passed. Then, Smith Rowe scored on the counter. In the 82nd minute, Ramsey scored a beautiful goal.
In the 82nd minute, Ramsey pulled one back with a beautiful curling shot into the top right corner of the goal, but that was as far as the fightback went. Arsenal got their first three points in three games.
Point.1 The battle between Gabriele and Watkins at the beginning of the first half
The key point of this game came early in the game. Right after the kickoff of the first half, the left wingback target passed the ball to the back of the Arsenal defense. Watkins reacted to the ball and tried to go through the back. But Arsenal center back Gabriele blocks Watkins with his body. Arsenal’s goalkeeper Ramsdell caught the ball, and Arsenal was able to escape. Then, in frustration, Watkins pushed Gabrieleu down. It was a foul that could have warranted a yellow card, but the Arsenal players protested furiously, and Watkins was shown a yellow card.
The incident, which occurred not long after the start of the game, would have a huge impact on the game.
The first was the criteria for the yellow card. Aston Villa is very good at keeping their opponents off the ball with strict checking. But when Watkins was yellow-carded early in the first half, the referees became more and more strict, and they couldn’t check as hard as they usually do. This allowed Arsenal to play more vertical passes through the front line and develop their attack more smoothly than usual.
And secondly, it gave Gabriel more confidence. In fact, Watkins is a good Arsenal player, having scored three goals in two games against Arsenal last season. And Gabrieleu started both of those games. I’m sure he had a hard time with Watkins in no small part. But in the very first play of the game, he was able to play good defense against Watkins. The Brazilian defender was very confident. It must have given the Brazilian defender a lot of confidence.
Although it was a casual incident, the fact that Watkins couldn’t score a goal after that, and also couldn’t do his usual post work and finishing work, shows that the attack between Gabriele and Watkins had a big impact on the game.
Point.2 Lacazette’s use at the top
The second point that affected the game was the use of Lacazette as a starter. The second thing that affected the game was the use of Lacazette as a starter.
The French forward came on in the middle of the last game against Crystal Palace and scored a dramatic equalizer in the second half of added time to save his team. It was expected that Lacazette would start, but what surprised the fans was the way he was used. In the past, Lacazette has mainly been used as a center forward in the starting lineup. France’s forwards are used to playing in the midfield, receiving wedge passes and spreading the ball around. However, being in the midfield too much has had the negative effect of not being in the box when needed. And most problematic of all, playing Lacazette at center forward forced Aubameyang, one of the team’s best scorers, to play on the left wing. Because of this, Lacazette had been out of the starting lineup.
But in this game, Arteta was able to bring out the best in Lacazette by playing him up top.
And with Lacazette up top, Smith Rowe, who had been playing in that position, moved to the left wing. With Lacazette moving up top, Smith Rowe, who had been used in that position before, was moved to the left wing, and the young midfielder, who is not a pure wing type, moved inside. Tavares, who was selected as a starter along with Lacazette, was able to overlap effectively and send good crosses into the vacant space. In fact, the first goal came from a corner kick created by Tavares’ overlap.
The effect of starting Lacazette was not only in attack, but also in defense. Lacazette played the role of a switch to press from the front when the opposing defender had the ball. This pressing was effective from the first half and helped Arsenal take control of the game.
Lacazette, who had been running around attacking and defending, hobbled off in the 68th minute. He was applauded by the Arsenal supporters and went back to the bench.
Point.3 Who will score the next goal?
The last point is which team scored the next goal after the start of the second half.
At the start of the second half, Aston Villa replaced Tuanzebe, a center back, with Bailey, a winger. This helped Aston Villa to push Arsenal in the early stages of the second half. Aston Villa had a big chance in the 46th minute when Buendia flicked a vertical pass into the back of the defense. In the 46th minute, Buendia flicked a pass into the back of the defense, and Watkins latched onto the ball and fired a shot that was saved by Ramsdell. In the 51st minute, Buendia received the ball on the flank and sent in a negative cross. In the 51st minute, Buendia received the ball on the flank and sent a negative cross to Ings, who received the ball in the penalty area and swung his right foot at it, but White made a desperate block. After that, Aston Villa had several chances, but could not finish them.
Then, Arsenal had a chance. Smith Rowe cut the ball off in his own half, and Tavares passed it vertically to the front. Aubameyang flicked it on, and Smith Rowe dribbled a long distance before finishing with his right foot to give Arsenal their third goal.
Aston Villa failed to take advantage of their chances, and Arsenal made the most of their chances. It was the third goal that decided the game. Aston Villa got one back in the last minute of the second half, and if they had been able to fight back early, the game might have been very different.