The Arsenal arrived in Birmingham to take on The Claret and Blue this weekend after 4 terrible game weeks. Todays game was a must win but Villa were determined to make sure once you enter 0121 territory, you’ll be leaving with a Toothache. One thing to be sure is there is No Easy Way Out and after a Rocky past four fixtures The Gunners were looking to prove their worth with their Hearts On Fire.
It did not start too brightly when a Zinchenko error led to Matty Cash setting up Ollie Watkins to take the lead for The West Midlands team. Villainous behaviour. Watkins strikes again; their top scorer going above Infinity and Beyond for them again. With renowned Villa fan Tom Hanks in the crowd, he certainly let The Villains know You’ve Got a Friend in Me. The former manager of the Yellow Submarines, Unai Emery looked to have finally got payback for his dismissal from The Gunners but it was the StarBoy he gave his debut to that equalised for The Gooners. Lil Chilli must have borrowed from Gary Lineker because that volley was so sublime and Crisp it gave The Arsenal fans the Sensations they were buzzing for.
The buzz didn’t last long for The Gunners when Coutinho slotted it past Ramsdale. Stevie G’s main man, the Villa outcast and Black Sabbath goal had left Super Mik feeling Paranoid. Arsenal’s grip on the title seemed to be slipping but then came one of the smallest men on the pitch and arguably the biggest heart in the Arsenal side to equalise. Zinchenko bags his first ever Premier League goal and what a way to do it for the club he’s adored for years. These past 4 fixtures might have seemed like a Quantumania but this Ant-Man wouldn’t let his side go down without fighting. No Conquering and No Kanganigans here.
Mikel’s voice was so loud and this was what woke the tired Arsenal side up. Passionate to the core and wears his heart on his sleeve, screaming There is No Tomorrow to motivate and show real Creed to his guild. The Italian Stallion understood the mission and caught Emi Martinez off guard. His heart may have once been Blue but today it bleeds Red.
Arsenal, rival and neutral fans alike will have never have seen a quicker Heel Turn than Emi Martinez. A World Cup and a Golden Glove to his name has left him thinking he is The Big Show but in the end it came back to bite him where the sun don’t shine. Gabi Martinelli open goal, celebrations before the ball had even crossed the line effectively ending the game. For Unai, it was Good Ebening and for Martinelli it was Hasta Luego for the Spaniard.
Mikel’s Super Army triumph once again with a Burning Heart. The title race is back on, 15 games to go with a return to the Midlands next week Against Leicester City. If there is one thing life has taught Mikel Arteta and Arsenal, There’s Always Room to Grow.