Gunners fight hard
Arsenal showed and proved their worth by overcoming Aston Villa in a thrilling encounter at the emirates. Villa had taken the lead through McGinn in the 20th minute and it seemed as though luck was on their side when Arsenal defender Maitland-Niles was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the game in the 41th minute.
Arsenal defended and held strong until the 2nd half. Emery must have given his team great encouragement at the break (or an ear full). The Gunners came out on the other side full of determination and a will to win every challenge and every ball. Their endeavour was rewarded after Pepe equalised for the home side via a spot kick which excited the gunners faithful.
Aston Villa showed little respect for Arsenal by the way they moved the ball and attacked the gunners defence and there were no surprises or complaints when Da Silva put them ahead. It looked like Villa would have it their own way but the 10 men of Arsenal showed great resilience (very impressed by banter FC) and fought back to equalise again through Chambers on the 81st minute before Aubameyang slotted home the winner on the 84th minute. Does this victory mean Arsenal are back to their hay day? NO, no no.
Manchester City bounced back after their defeat against Norwich last week by totally demolishing Watford at the etihad. The result was crazy and City were absolutely relentless in this game (gave us a reminder that they are champions). The final score ended 8-0 and to be honest they could have got a lot more goals. Perhaps the Norwich game was a wake up call and City could now go on a winning streak.
Current leaders Liverpool, maintained their 100% start to the season with another win against top four hopefuls Chelsea. Alexander-Arnold put the visitors ahead in the 14th minute before Firmino added another in the 30th minute. Chelsea pulled a goal back in the 71st minute through Ngolo Kante but it was not enough as Liverpool earned an important 3 points away from home.
Meanwhile Tottenham gave up another lead after going ahead as they were beating 2-1 by Leicester. Spurs looked like they couldn’t be bothered in stages of the game and really should have done better. Take nothing away from Maddison’s finish which proved to be the winner (a future England international) but Spurs need to get their act together as quickly as possible. VAR played a part also having ruled out goals for both teams although Tottenham will feel hard done by.
There were wins for Burnley who beat Norwich City 2-0, Sheffield United who beat Everton 2-0 also and West Ham United who beat Manchester United 2-0 at home. Crystal Palace and Wolves drew 1-1 whilst Newcastle and Brighton ended goalless. There were some heavy criticism this weak aimed at Manchester United from past players (one Roy Keane) concerning United’s lack of fire power having sold Lukaku and not finding an adequate replacement. They need to find a solution to their woes as soon as possible otherwise Solskjaer could be picking up his P45 in the coming weeks.
Aubameyang flying high!!!!!