Arsenal produced a very efficient performance against Aston Villa as Mikel Arteta’s men steer four points clear of Manchester United.

Match Summary

Aston Villa vs Arsenal | Premier League: Bukayo Saka goal gives Arsenal  victory at Aston Villa | Marca

Bukayo Saka scored the only goal of the game to guide Arsenal to a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in their Premier League clash at Villa Park. Saka found the net with a powerful 20-yard strike in the first half, and his effort was enough for the Gunners to get back to winning ways in the top flight, strengthening their claim for a Champions League place. Villa suffer a second defeat on the bounce as they continue to struggle for consistency under Steven Gerrard. @FOTMOB

Arsenal started the game well, with the gunners attackers having a go at the Villa go. However, Bukayo Saka’s effort squeezed past Villa’s defense and Argentine goalie Martinez.

Arsenal's Bukayo Saka makes the difference against Aston Villa | Premier  League | The Guardian

Villa huffed and puffed all game, however, Steven Gerrard’s men couldn’t break Arsenal down. Coutinho didn’t have a great game that affected how Villa attacked.

Aston Villa vs. Arsenal score: Bukayo Saka fires Gunners to victory as fans  heap praise on Mikel Arteta -

Arteta’s men seem to have all their attention and focus on qualifying for Europe next season. Also, the former Arsenal captain has found a way to get everyone at the club believing again. Saka’s goal was Arsenal’s 2000th in the Premier League and that was enough to seal a very important win. 

The Gunners still have a game in hand but are already four points clear of closest top 4 rival Manchester United.