Beauty and the Beast. Amazing Aston Villa and vague Arsenal
Sunday evening became a nightmare for the Arsenal team, the 0-3 smash from the Birmingham lads from Aston Villa that finished the 2019-2020 season one point above the relegation zone.
The most contrasting team this season so far (7-2 against Liverpool) showed a decent performance at Emirates Stadium taking their points to move to the 6th place in the table. While Arsenal of Mikel Arteta got some serious problems in attack with no shot attempts from team leader Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal`s attack this season in the Premier League:
|Touches in opposite box||156 (14th in the league)|
|Shots on goal||73 (15th in the league)|
|Free kicks||42 (15th in the league)|
|Goals||9 (15th in the league)|
|Expected Goals (xG)||8.9 (14th in the league)|
As for Aston Villa, they were very effective at creating goalscoring opportunities from both flanks while Saka and Tierney showed disgusting play on the left flank. High shot frequency when in possession and playing long balls when tackling the ball were the strongest traits of today’s Villa game. That clinical finishing made the big difference and, must say, combinations of Dean Smith`s wards were amazingly completed in all of 3 cases.
Сaricature of today’s Arsenal:
Ollie Watkins is a man of the match with the score 9.1 and 2 goals according to Whoscored.
After 8 games: Aston Villa is 6th with 15 points, Arsenal is in the middle of table with 12 points.