The away help in attendance at Arsenal’s assembly with Aston Villa made use of the chance to poke enjoyable at former Gunners shot-stopper Emiliano Martinez, it has been revealed.
Argentine no.1 Martinez, after all, was afforded his newest begin up towards his former membership by Villans boss Steven Gerrard on Saturday afternoon.
This got here as Mikel Arteta’s troops made the journey to Villa Park, in determined search of all three factors amid the membership’s ongoing pursuit of a Premier League top-4 berth.
Martinez, for his half, has lengthy been in possession of one thing of a fractured relationship with the Arsenal devoted, owing to a prolonged string of feedback relating to his remedy on the membership throughout an 8-year stint in north London.
It subsequently didn’t come as a large shock when these of a Gunners persuasion within the stands at Villa Park opted to take agency intention at their one-time goalkeeper all through proceedings, courtesy of the next chant:
#AFC followers instantly signing “you’re only a s**t Aaron Ramsdale” to Emi Martinez
— Kaya Kaynak (@kayakaynak97) March 19, 2022
Turning attentions again in direction of the result on Saturday afternoon, it was after all Arteta and co. who in the end had the final snicker, to emerge from the west Midlands with a sixth win in seven.
A solitary aim, netted by Bukayo Saka on the half-hour mark, proved the distinction between the 2 sides upon the full-time whistle ringing out:
Bukayo Saka strikes for Arsenal 🔥
That’s double figures by way of targets this season as he offers Arsenal the lead at Villa Park! pic.twitter.com/paOIYCiUj3
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 19, 2022
Arsenal, in flip, have climbed a full 4 factors away from Fifth-placed Manchester United within the Premier League desk, because the Gunners proceed to justify their tag as heavy favourites to clinch the English top-flight’s ultimate Champions League berth.
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