Arsenal 0-2 Aston Villa: Player ratings as Emery haunts Gunners

  • Arsenal were dire as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa
  • Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins scored in the final ten minutes
  • Gunners failed to make most of Liverpool's earlier defeat
Aston Villa dented Arsenal's title hopes on Sunday afternoon
Aston Villa dented Arsenal's title hopes on Sunday afternoon / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages
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Martin Odegaard
Odegaard starred in the first half / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

Declan Rice (CM) - 5.5/10 - Back in the #6 having failed to have much of an impact higher up the pitch on Tuesday, Rice was once again sub-par. Lost out on duels and Villa had success in the first half both in transition and accessing Morgan Rogers between the lines.

Martin Odegaard (CM) - 8/10 - By far and away Arsenal's standout performer in the first half. He was sensational on the opening 45 minutes. Faded considerably in the second-half, though, and was withdrawn late on.

Kai Havertz (CM) - 6.5/10 - His runs through the left half-space were wonderful, but there was no killer instinct in front of goal. Spurned a couple of good first half chances. One of few who was able to maintain his intensity levels.

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