Odegaard was not enough

Arsenal fell again in a game in which the Norwegian had 25 minutes. The Gunners' European illusions are deflated.


Two consecutive defeats, two defeats that also hurt, have changed the gesture at Arsenal. From absolute optimism, from renewed illusions and hope, to the return to the well of insecurity after adding just one victory in the last five games. Bad weeks for some gunners in which Odegaard still does not stand out, who today had 25 minutes and, despite being part of the best minutes of his own, could not make a difference.

Things started badly early for Arsenal, as Aston Villa took just 75 seconds to get ahead on the scoreboard. Bertrand Traoré, who knew how to take advantage of a pass to nothing from Cedric in defense, went into the area and put a pass that ended up resulting in the goal of Ollie Watkins. The Englishman, who is making his debut this year in the Premier League, has become the first player capable of surpassing 10 goals with the 'Villains' shirt in a season since Christian Benteke did so in the 14-15.

The result, coupled with the defeat last week, once again left Arsenal in the middle of the table, cutting off their progression to the European positions and deflating the aspirations of a team that had allowed themselves to dream for the last few weeks.

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