August 18, 2022

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an 84th minute goal as Arsenal scraped out a 3-2 win at home against Aston Villa on Sunday despite playing the second half with 10 men.

Villa took the inital lead at Emirates Stadium when John McGinn scored after a cross into the box by Anwar El-Ghazi, which the midfielder glances into the bottom corner of the net.

The Gunners then went down to 10 men on 41 minutes, after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was shown a second yellow card for a late challenge on Neil Taylor.

Arsenal levelled things when Matteo Guendouzi drew a penalty after being taken down in the box in the 59th minute, with Nicolas Pepe sucessfully converting from the spot.

But Villa took the lead again two minutes later when Jack Grealish connected with Wesley with a cross to the near post, allowing the Brazilian to get past Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno for the finish.

Arsenal equalised in the 81st minute after Villa failed to clear out Guendouzi’s cross, allowing Calum Chambers to poke in the close-range goal.

Aubemeyang then gave Arsenal the winning strike three minutes later on a looping free-kick that froze Villa keeper Heaton.

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