Trezeguet Goal Against Arsenal Moves Aston Villa Out Of Bottom Three
Aston Villa got a crucial win against Arsenal on Tuesday as Trezeguet‘s goal saw Dean Smith‘s side climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a game left.
Smith’s side have their survival fate in their own hands after the Egypt winger’s first-half strike at Villa Park.
Watford’s 4-0 thrashing against Manchester City earlier on Tuesday had opened the door for Villa to escape the bottom three.
And Villa seized their chance with a first home Premier League win over Arsenal in 18 attempts dating back to 1998.
Villa are now fourth bottom and have moved ahead of third-bottom Watford on goal difference, with Smith’s men on -26 compared to the Hornets’ -27.
They head to West Ham for their final game of the season on Sunday, while Watford visit Arsenal and second-bottom Bournemouth, three points from safety, travel to Everton.
This was a poor performance for Arsenal having secured an FA Cup final place by beating Manchester City on Saturday. Gunners boos Mikel Arteta made six changes and Arsenal looked a shadow of the team who impressed at Wembley over the weekend.
With this defeat to Villa, Arsenal cannot finish higher than eighth and must win the FA Cup final against Chelsea to qualify for next season’s Europa League.
For all the positive signs since Arteta took charge in December, Arsenal will suffer their worst Premier League finish since 1995.