Ian Taylor has honestly stated on Twitter that he is ‘more than disappointed’ after Aston Villa suffered a 3-2 defeat against 10-man Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
Dean Smith’s side took a deserved lead in the first half when John McGinn netted from close range. The game then took a twist when Ainsley Maitland-Niles was sent off after being shown a second yellow for his foul on Anwar El Ghazi.
But after the break, Arsenal equalised with Nicholas Pepe netting from the penalty spot, but a minute later, Jack Grealish’s brilliant run on the left-hand side resulted in Wesley putting his team back into the lead.
However, Villa then began to drop back and it ended up proving to be costly because a Callum Chambers goal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s free-kick late into the second-half saw Unai Emery’s side securing all three points.
After the game, ex-Villa midfielder Taylor was pretty deflated at his former side dropping such costly points in the Captial.
More than disappointed. Not very often you go to Arsenal and feel you had 3pts in your grasp and thrown them away. Let their 10 men off the hook big time….
— Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) September 22, 2019
It’s a damaging defeat for Villa because it means they have now lost all three of their away games this season, as they slip into the relegation zone.
On Monday night, with the game goalless, West Ham were reduced to 10-men just after the hour mark, but Manuel Pellegrini’s side were by far the better team as Villa were, in the end, lucky to walk away with a point.
The same seems to have happened at the Emirates Stadium but in a much worse manner as the Villa players will be well aware that they need to be more streetwise when they are in those tough situations.