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Emirates Stadium (ATT 60,003) 17th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Taylor

Arsenal Arsenal vs Aston Villa A Villa

Arsenal 1

O Giroud (6)
L Koscielny (S/O 67)


A Villa 3

C Benteke (22, pen 61)
A Luna (85)

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  2. 90+3

    Lukas Podolski comes on for the closing stages of the match in place of Sagna.

  3. 90+2

    Villa hoof the ball up field for Bacuna chase, but the ball has too much pace on it.

  4. 90+1

    Play resumes but still no breakthrough for Arsenal, who are in action again in the week as they take part in Champions League qualification.

  5. 90

    With three minutes of added time signaled, play comes to a halt for a dazed Sagna to receive medical attention.

  6. 89

    A understandably pent-up lull has descended upon an fast-emptying Emirates Stadium with a few supporters still looking to make their point to Wenger.

  7. 88

    Wiemann comes off for Leandro Bacuna to make his first appearance for the new top-flight term.

  8. 87

    Clock is winding down the Gunners in terms of clawing their way back into the match.

  9. 86

    Some unsavoury chants from the home fans directed at longstanding manager Wenger in the wake of their imminent poor start to the new campaign.

  10. 85

    GOAL! With Arsenal exposed at the back, Luna drills in unopposed after a neat through-ball from Wiemann.

  11. 84

    Villa satisfied to sit back and absorb Arsenal's thrusts, although Benteke and Agbonlahor still look full of running up front for the Midlanders.

  12. 83

    Ramsey tries his luck from out in front, but he never really got a hold on the shot and Guzan easily gets down to his right to gather.

  13. 82

    No luck for the Gunners today as Wilshere's penalty appeal after Vlaar impedes his run into the box is overlooked by the on-field official.

  14. 81

    Benteke flashes his shot at the post across the face of goal after a great pass from Wiemann.

  15. 80

    Benteke and Wiemann almost combine for Villa's third goal as the visitors look to capitalise on the space at the back from an attacking Arsenal.

  16. 79

    Cazorla picks up a caution for a loose challenge.

  17. 78

    Guzan does incredibly well to keep out Cazorla's shot at the near post with a great reflex save.

  18. 77

    Walcott moving around down the wide channels to try and create some magic.Even with Ramsey filling in at centre-back, a ten-man Gunners outfit are not giving up front.

  19. 75

    Arsenal working the ball around the box but can't crack a determined Villa defensive line.

  20. 74

    The Gunners look to launch an attack from the back with Mertesacker hoping to inspire his team with a lumbering run.

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2 Manchester City 35 70
3 Arsenal 34 70
4 Manchester United 35 65
5 Liverpool 35 61
6 Tottenham Hotspur 35 58
7 Southampton 35 57
8 Swansea City 35 53
9 West Ham United 35 47
10 Stoke City 35 47
11 Everton 35 44
12 Crystal Palace 35 42
13 West Bromwich Albion 35 40
14 Aston Villa 35 35
15 Newcastle United 35 35
16 Leicester City 35 34
17 Hull City 35 34
18 Sunderland 34 33
19 Queens Park Rangers 35 27
20 Burnley 35 26