Emiliano Martinez EMBARRASSED against Arsenal as he scores cruel own goal & then leaves open goal for Gabriel Martinelli to add a fourth
- Arsenal come from behind to beat Villa
- Martinez own goal puts Gunners 3-2 up
- Goalkeeper then caught upfield as Arsenal score fourth
WHAT HAPPENED? Emi Martinez had a day to forget against former club Arsenal as the Gunners twice came from behind to win 4-2 at Villa Park. The game was level at 2-2 when Martinez scored an own goal. A Jorginho shot from range crashed against the woodwork before deflecting off the goalkeeper and into the net. Substitute Gabriel Martinelli then sealed the victory as he ran clear on the counter and tapped home, while Martinez was stranded upfield after coming up for a corner.
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It's an own goal by Emi Martinez as the ball ricochets off the crossbar onto Martinez's back and into the net.
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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Villa had looked set to put another dent in Arsenal's title hopes, but Mikel Arteta's team responded well, scoring two late goals to put the Gunners three points clear at the top of the table. Martinez had tried to make amends for his own goal by coming up for a corner deep into stoppage time. However, the move backfired completely as Arsenal caught the Villans out with a quick counter that had Martinelli celebrating even before he tapped into an empty net.
WHAT NEXT: Arsenal take on Leicester next in the Premier League, while Aston Villa are at Everton.