Arsenal suffered two Premier League defeats after losing 1-0 at Aston Villa on Saturday

Ollie Watkins’ early goal was enough to win as Arsenal suffered another injury setback and Thomas Partey was eliminated in the second half

Mikel Arteta’s side remain in 10th place in the league but could end up in the bottom half if the results don’t go their way

Villa bounced back from their midweek loss to West Ham United and is five points ahead of the top four with one game

Villa broke the impasse within the first two minutes after a poor defense by Arsenal, which resulted in Watkins’ deflecting hit going into the net

Both teams had scoring opportunities in the first half but Emiliano Martinez saved from Granit Xhaka’s free kick while Mat Ryan stopped Bertrand Traore’s shot

After the break, Ross Barkley and John McGinn forced Ryan to save while Nicolas Pepe posed a constant threat to Arsenal but failed to score

Partey hobbled away after an hour and Jack Grealish almost doubled Villa’s lead, but Ryan saved well to turn him down

Watkins also saw a goal just wide of the post in the final stages of the game, but Villa survived to take an important win

“The values ​​of a good team, the work ethic I thought we saw that in bundles today against a really good offensive team,” said Villa manager Dean Smith

“We started with a good intensity that prepared us really well. It had to be a good defensive effort, but the goalkeeper also had to make some really good saves”

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