Aston Villa lost 3-0 yesterday at the Emirates stadium and stadium that still remains flat due to the introduction of the prawn sandwich brigade and influx of tourists.
Aston Villa’s 2011/2012 season has been a season that has becoming familiar to record-breaking whether it be for themselves or opponents. Yesterdays game against Arsenal was no exception with Arsenal’s recent sequence of games (7 wins in a row) has been impressive and Arsenal fans need to go back to 2007 to have a repeat of this.
Another record that now stands is with Gibbs and Walcott’s goals meant it’s the first time since 1997 that two Arsenal English players have scored for them.That was in a 5-0 win against Barnsley. Ian Wright, David Platt and Ray Parlour all netted for the Gunners in that match.
Villa fans found the defeat hard to take with Arsenal’s Kieron Gibbs dancing around the players but he earned himself a bit of fortune for Arsenal’s first goal thanks to the trailing hand of Shay Given.
Arsenal doubled their lead on the 24th minute when Theo Walcott latched onto Alex Song’s lofted ball into the box.
Arsenal completed the rout on half way into the 4 minutes given at the end of the 90 minutes with a sweet free-kick from Mikel Arteta that beat an outstretched left hand of Shay Given.
Aston Villa failed to get a shot on target during the match and only making 1 attempt at goal but never found the goal mouth. Aston Villa found themselves dwarfed by Arsenal in every area of the field.
Arsenal managed to achieve 71.9% of the possession compared to Aston Villa’s 28.1%. The possession advantage allowed Arsenal to attempt 608 passes and were accurate on 534 occasions giving them a pass completion reading of 88%. Aston Villa on the other hand makes bleak reading only attempting 226 passes and finding intended targets on 152 occasions with a 67% pass completion rate.
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