(EFE) .- Arsenal returned to victory this Friday after winning 3-1 at Aston Villa after two consecutive setbacks against Brighton (0-0) and Crystal Palace (2-2) that halted their ascent towards the noble zone of the Premier League.
In no-man’s-land in qualifying, but not far from the European positions, Mikel Arteta’s team needed a victory to regain the good feelings of not many days ago.
The euphoria unleashed in the London team after chaining nine points in a row after beating Norwich, Burnley and Tottenham, was stopped in its tracks after chaining two punctures that have now been relieved with three solvent points against Aston Villa.
With the Norwegian Martin Odegaard starting on the bench as the main novelty in the line-up, Arsenal cemented their victory in a good first half in which they left the crash practically sentenced thanks to the solvency of one of the pleasant appearances of the ‘Arteta era ‘on the “gunners”: Emile Smith Rowe.
The young English midfielder (21 years old) had an excellent performance with an assist at 23 minutes in the first goal of the course for the former athletic Thomas Partey and with a goal, 3-0, in the second half after a right hand from within of the area.
In between, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also scored after rebounding from a penalty that he missed himself. Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez guessed the intentions of the Gabonese forward and later could not with the rebound.
Near the end, Jacob Ramsey closed the gap. It was insufficient for Aston Villa, which accumulates three consecutive defeats and is deflated. For now, you can live in peace.
The bottom teams, Burnley, Newcastle and Norwich, have yet to win a game and Aston Villa has a seven-point cushion over Burnley, the last club to be relegated to the Championship. Arsenal, meanwhile, settled in ninth place, one point behind the European positions in the absence of the dispute for the rest of the day.