Aston Villa 0 - 0 Arsenal

Match info: Premier League at Villa Park

Date: 24/11/2012 KO: 17:30 Ref: L Mason Att: 34,607

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  • Aston Villa 0 Arsenal 0. No goals at Villa Park, with the points shared. A poor contest played in even worse conditions ends goalless.

  • Final few seconds and Guzan takes forever with a goal kick. Villa happy to take a point and move back out of the Premier League relegation zone. Arsenal, meanwhile, sit sixth on the back of this result.

  • Jenkinson with a better delivery into the box. Arsenal have plenty of bodies inside the area, but none of them can get a touch.

  • Villa looking to run down the clock. Lambert has already left his seat and is heading for the dressing room. He must feel as though Villa have done enough to earn a share of the spoils.

  • Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.

  • Fina change of the afternoon sees Weimann make way for Albrighton.

  • Fans starting to head for the exits, they have seen enough. We may get a late twist yet, you never know. There are some tired legs out there now.

  • Arshavin with a brilliant ball in towards Gervinho. Clark has to get a touch to the ball, and he does as he sends it behind. Guzan flaps at the resulting corner, but touches the ball behind again. Second effort from Cazorla is not the best, with the delivery curling out of play.

  • Arsenal fans not happy with the change. On the field, the ball is in the Holt End and neither side seems that bothered that it takes an age returning to the side of the pitch.

  • Final change by Arsenal sees Giroud make way for Coquelin.

  • Gibbs flies forward from full-back. Much better delivery this time as he cuts the ball back towards the penalty spot. Giroud sticks out a leg, but fails to make contact.

  • Arshavin takes a turn to try and pick the Villa lock. The hosts have bodies behind the ball and in a solid line of seven at the moment. Arsenal lacking ideas when it comes to breaking a dogged defence down.

  • Guzan able to step off his line and collect another disappointing delivery from the Gunners. He has been rarely threatened today. When Arsenal have come close, they have missed the target.

  • Benteke and Koscielny take a tumble. The Villa man jumps back to his feet and races forwards. Mertesacker does really well to come across and block a shot. The resulting corner comes to nothing.

  • Solid from Koscielny as he stands up to Holman and nicks the ball off his toe Jenkinson leads an Arsenal charge. Giroud takes over, but can't feed a pass into Ramsey.

  • Bannan with yet another delivery into the Arsenal box, but the Gunners are able to clear. Struggling to see where we might get a winner from now. Maybe Holman has another thunderbolt left in him.

  • Jenkinson pulled up for a foul. He disagrees with the decision, but Villa can once again send men forward for a free-kick from a wide position.

  • Set-piece comes to nothing. So close then from Holman. Brilliant strike. Back with the present and Agbonlahor has conceded another free-kick. Arsenal still happy to play the ball short, rather than send men forward.

  • Giroud back with us. Great strike then arrives from Holman, as he rattles the bar from 25 yards. Szczesny got a touch as the ball cannons behind off the woodwork for a corner.

  • Oxlade-Chamberlain has looked lively, unlike some others, but he is replaced by Arshavin. Another attacking change by Wenger.


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