Arsenal 0-2 Aston Villa: 3 talking points as Gunners hand title advantage to City

Arsenal was beaten by Aston Villa thanks to two late goals, and the fate of the Premier League title now rests in Manchester City's hands.
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Pressure got to Arsenal?

Yes, it is only one game and Arsenal had been on a spectacular run, but didn't this result vs. Villa have the same kind of feel to the 0-3 loss to Brighton at home at the end of last season?

That was the game where Arsenal saw their title hopes blow up, and with the loss to Villa, might have done so again.

With Liverpool losing and City winning, the pressure to captatilize and make a statement might have proved to be too much for Arteta's side.

It's not over by a long shot, but playing catch-up against City is a race you almost always lose.

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