Arsenal vs Aston Villa LIVE! Premier League updates, live score and commentary stream

Follow all the action from Arsenal vs Aston Villa with our live blog, including team news and updates from the Emirates as Mikel Arteta's men look to climb the Premier League table.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa LIVE! Premier League updates, live score and commentary stream

Arsenal take on Aston Villa at the Emirates. CREDIT: OFFSIDE

A very warm welcome to the Gooner Fanzine's live blog as Arsenal take on Aston Villa in the Premier League.

We'll have all the action from the Emirates as the Gunners look to make it four wins on the spin in all competitions.

Make sure to leave your thoughts on the game in the comments at the bottom of the page. We'd love to hear from you.

Live BLog Sunday Nov 8th

  1. 21:11 #582

    Full-time. Arsenal 0-3 Aston Villa. Absolutely shambolic display. We'll have plenty of reaction on the website over the coming days. Now, off to scream into a pillow. See you all soon.

  2. 20:52 #581

    75'- GOAL VILLA! Shambolic and the away side get another. Grealish charges forward, slips through Watkins and the forward slots past Leno. Arsenal have been taken apart here. 0-3

  3. 20:49 #580

    73'- OFF THE LINE! Nearly 3-0 as Ceballos clears a shot off the line. Arsenal all over the place here. 0-2

  4. 20:48 #579

    72'- GOAL VILLA! It's far too simple for the away side and it's 2-0. Luiz clips a long ball over for Barkley who volleys in a superb cross for Watkins to head home. Very long way back for Arsenal now. 0-2

  5. 20:42 #578

    65'- Double change for Arsenal. Willian and Lacazette - who have both been hopeless - are replaced by Pepe and Nketiah. 0-1

  6. 20:38 #577

    61'- CHANCE! Arsenal nearly level. A corner is recycled and Gabriel crosses low. He finds his defensive partner Holding, but he sweeps just wide of the post. 0-1

  7. 20:33 #576

    56'- CHANCE! Villa nearly make it 2-0! Fine build-up ends with Grealish sitting Holding down and shooting from a tight angle, but Leno gets enough on the ball to turn the shot behind. 0-1

  8. 20:32 #575

    55'- CHANCE! Arsenal play a free-kick short and it falls for Ceballos on the edge, but his curling effort is just wide. 0-1

  9. 20:26 #574

    49'- CHANCE! Down the other end, a cross falls for Willian in the box and he scuffs his effort so far wide it nearly hits the corner flag. 0-1

  10. 20:25 #573

    48'- CHANCE! Trezeguet tests Leno at his near post after a clever pass from Barkley. 0-1

  11. 20:22 #572

    46'- Back underway. Arsenal make a change at half-time, with Ceballos replacing Partey. The Ghanian was holding his thigh at times in the first half. 0-1

  12. 20:06 #571

    Half-time. Arsenal 0-1 Aston Villa. Shocking from Arsenal so far. The Gunners have lacked creativity and Villa have looked a threat throughout, deservedly leading after Saka's own goal. Arteta will certainly be getting into his side at the break and if they don't improve they are in serious trouble. Big 45 minutes ahead.

  13. 19:59 #570

    41'- CHANCE! Lacazette should have Arsenal level. Tierney plays in a superb cross from the left and the Frenchman has time to guide his header on target, but he puts it over. Golden opportunity. 0-1

  14. 19:46 #569

    25'- Villa's goal has gone down as a Saka own goal. 0-1

  15. 19:44 #568

    24'- GOAL VILLA! The away side are ahead and it's shocking defending from Arsenal. Holding presses three different players while Willian and others on the right just stand and watch. Tarrgett is played through and he squares for an easy Trezeguet tap in. Arteta will be fuming. 0-1

  16. 19:37 #567

    20'- Villa pressing Arsenal well, who are struggling to play out from the back. Arteta has been shouting at his defenders as he tries to get them to move the ball quicker and beat the press. 0-0

  17. 19:31 #566

    13'- CHANCE! Partey wins the ball in midfield and sweeps a ball out to Aubameyang. The Arsenal skipper works space on his left and crosses for Willian, but his half volley ends up in the stands. 0-0

  18. 19:28 #565

    10'- Nervy moment for Villa as McGinn's pass back to Martinez is short and Partey chases it down, but the ex-Arsenal goalkeeper just gets there in time to clear. 0-0

  19. 19:22 #564

    4'- GOAL DISALLOWED! Arsenal get off the hook very early on. With just 46 seconds on the clock, Grealish crosses for McGinn who smashes the ball past Leno. But, Barkley is blocking the goalkeeper's view in an offside position and VAR rules the goal out. Rightly so, especially after what happened to the Gunners against Leicester.

  20. 19:16 #563

    1'- We are underway in north London. 0-0

  21. 19:15 #562

    Teams are out at the Emirates. Arsenal vs Aston Villa is moments away.

  22. 19:00 #561

    Mohamed Elneny makes his 100th Arsenal appearance tonight, partnering Thomas Partey in midfield.

  23. 18:47 #560

    Aston Villa Emi Martinez returns to Arsenal for the first time tonight. On his summer exit, Mikel Arteta said: "He had a career of 10 years here. It wasn't just the last six or eight months. You have to look at everything he did through his time at the club. Obviously, it wasn't in my plans to sell him, but we gave him the chance because he deserved it. He performed really really well but we have to balance the books. We have to make the right choices in the market and obviously, I couldn't guarantee him to be the number one. He's a very ambitious person, he has been working really hard and he can see now that the opportunity is there. He's got the opportunity to play with Argentina and when a player asks you to do that I think you have to be open enough and tell him what you think about him. If he makes the decision to leave, you should try to support him because he deserves it for the way he has served the club over the years."

  24. 18:40 #559

    As expected, Jack Grealish starts for Aston Villa. Mikel Arteta is fully aware of the danger he poses, saying earlier this week: "He is a top player, great talent, he is player who can make a difference at any moment in the game. He has this personality against any opponent, at any ground, to take the ball in any area of the pitch and he can make the difference, so we have to look after him."

  25. 18:35 #558

    According to Arsenal stat guru Orbinho, the Gunners have averaged four goals a game in their last three home games against Aston Villa. Having netted just nine in seven Premier League games this season, they could do with that many today. Fail to score, and it will be the first time since February 2016 that they have not netted in consecutive home games.

  26. 18:30 #557

    So, what do you make of the team Mikel Arteta has gone for?

  27. 18:21 #556

    Mikel Arteta names an unchanged team from the win against Manchester United last weekend. Elneny keeps his place alongside Partey after the pair impressed at Old Trafford, while Willian is preferred to Pepe on the right of the attack. Willock misses out on the squad despite impressing against Molde.

  28. 18:20 #555

    Aston Villa subs: Steer, El Mohamady, Taylor, Nakamba, Hourihane, El Ghazi, Davis.

  29. 18:19 #554

    Arsenal subs: Runarsson, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Pepe, Luiz, Nketiah, Xhaka.

  30. 18:18 #553

    Aston Villa team to face Arsenal: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Trezeguet, Barkley, Grealish, Watkins.

  31. 18:17 #552

    Arsenal team to face Aston Villa: Leno, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Bellerín, Partey, Elneny, Saka, Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

  32. 18:16 #551

    Arsenal vs Aston Villa will be the last £14.95 pay-per-view game after fan protests saw the system scrapped. Well done to every single Gooner who boycotted the PPV and helped raise an incredible £46,000 for Islington Giving, a charity which supports local projects through fundraising and grants. To donate, visit

  33. 18:08 #550

    With Manchester City currently drawing 1-1 with Liverpool, a win for Arsenal today would see them climb to sixth in the Premier League table - level on points with fifth-placed Chelsea.

  34. 18:05 #549

    We should have team news in the next 10 minutes, but who would you like to see start for Arsenal?

  35. 18:04 #548

    Arsenal will be without Reiss Nelson today, with the youngster missing through a knee injury. Long-term absentees Pablo Mari, Gabriel Martinelli and Calum Chambers are also still out. Joe Willock looks to be in the squad following his impressive display in the Europa League win over Molde on Thursday.

  36. 18:01 #547

    All the talk before today's game has been about FA Cup hero Emi Martinez. The Aston Villa goalkeeper returns to the Emirates for the first time since his summer exit. Gunners skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang revealed a messaged he received from the Argentine earlier in the week, saying: "Emi is a great keeper and a great guy as well. It's going to be funny to play against him. He sent me a message and said, 'Hopefully you're going to get a penalty and I'm going to save it.' I said, 'OK, be ready for the chip then!'"

  37. 17:52 #546

    Good evening and welcome to the Gooner Fanzine live blog as Arsenal take on Aston Villa at the Emirates. Mikel Arteta's side go into this full of confidence after three wins on the spin including a win over Manchester United last time out in the Premier League. Villa will be no pushovers though and we should be in for an entertaining game. Stick with us for team news and all the action from north London.

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