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Arsenal player ratings vs Aston Villa: Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli endure off-days as Gunners slip to second after damaging defeat

Arsenal came back down to earth after their emotional win at Luton on Tuesday as they became the latest side to come unstuck against Aston Villa, losing 1-0 as they slipped from the top of the Premier League table.

Villa captain John McGinn scored the only goal of the game after just six minutes as he finished superbly on the turn after the home side worked the ball down the Arsenal left. The victory for Unai Emery's side was their 15th successive home triumph, and came just three days after they defeated Manchester City at the same venue as they remain third.

Arsenal fought hard to work their way back into the game, and both Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Jesus forced Emi Martinez into action in the first half, but the visitors from north London struggled to build up a head of steam.

They dominated far more after the break, and Odegaard wasted a great chance when he fired wide when well-placed, while Kai Havertz had a last-minute equaliser ruled out for handball, meaning they couldn't find the late goal that they have been reliant on scoring so often this campaign already.

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