Aston Villa vs Arsenal LIVE SCORE: Trezeguet gives Villans crucial lead as they look to get out of relegation zone – The Sun

ARSENAL travel up to Aston Villa or a game that is far more important for their opponents, as they focus on the build-up to the FA Cup final.

The Gunners stunned Man City 2-0 in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final and will be looking for a win to boost their chances of finishing in the top seven.

Meanwhile Villa have been boosted by Watford's 4-0 hammering at home to City and know a win tonight will put their fate in their own hands on Sunday.

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  • Aston Villa XI: Reina, Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane, Trezeguet, Samatta, Grealish
  • Arsenal XI: Martinez, Holding, Luiz, Kolasinac, Cedric, Ceballos, Torreira, Saka, Lacazette, Nketiah, Aubameyang.
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    36' Torreira booked for a late entry on Hourihane, doubling up on his earlier foul on Grealish.

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    35' This is certainly not what the Arsenal hierarchy wanted to see in the skies…

    A banner is flown over Villa Park, before the goal, making one fan's feelings known.

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    33' Lacazette tumbles after close contact from Grealish, but no penalty and VAR agrees with referee Chris Kavanagh.

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    32' Feast your eyes on this, Villa fans…

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    31' Samatta is up and fine as Grealish wins a foul from Torreira.

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    30' Another break with another Villa man down.

    Samatta fell awkwardly after going up alone for a header, and is taken aside for treatment.

    The home side have already used one of their three substitute opportunities.

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    29' Ceballos is teed up in the D and launches his shot over.

    It was the Spaniard he did no favours for his team ahead of the goal, with the defence seeming to have calmed any danger after a ball forward.

    Yet he decided to rush back into the box, dribbling the ball with a very heavy touch, and McGinn won a corner.

    Arsenal overcomplicating things at the back? Hard to believe, I know.

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    29' The live table has Villa OUT of the drop zone just as Arsenal line up another set-piece.

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    28' Just like earlier in the season, Villa strike first against the Gunners.

    Can they hold onto it?

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    27' Trezeguet buries a fierce shot – after Arsenal shoot themselves in the foot!

    Ceballos weirdly allows McGinn to cause trouble in the area to concede a corner.

    And the cross beats the first cluster of players to find the winger at the back stick – so he lashes it home.

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    26' GGGGOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!

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    25' Villa do go for the change at right-back, too.

    Gilbert comes on for Elmohamady following his earlier muscle niggle.

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    25' Arteta straight out of the School of Pep with his gesticulations and finger pointing in detailing his instructions to his side.

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    23' Drinks break time!

    Can a breather unlock this stalemate?

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    22' Less than 15 per cent of the Arsenal attacks coming down the middle right now, are they missing a trick?

    Maybe a certain M Ozil is required to unlock defences that way.

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    19' Ceballos goes quick with the next corner but the ball eventually gets lumped in anyway.

    Villa keeping Reina quiet though.

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    17' Arsenal ramping up the pressure.

    Cedric hit with a long ball down the right and wins a corner.

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    16' Saka rolls a threatening ball in but Konza is first to it and clears for a throw.

    The hosts happy to defend pretty narrowly when Arsenal come forward, even though they are prioritising the flanks.

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    14' The game settling into a pretty tepid rhythm now with Villa getting a taste of the ball.

    And Elmohamady seems to be fine after pumping the ball forward with a high kick.

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    12' No sub yet for Villa, then.

    Will the visitors target Elmohamady knowing his hamstring is on the fritz?

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    10' Gilbert is readied to come on and Dean Smith may make the first of his three substitute opportunities to replace Elmohamady.

    The right-back goes for a quick jog and returns to the field.

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    9' The night might already be over for Elmohamady.

    The Egyptian felt his hamstring after a backpass on the run a minute ago and is now on the deck.

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    8' A very interesting corner routine from Arsenal, Ceballos lofting his pass out to the opposite edge of the area, where Torreira lines up a piledriver on the volley.

    The crowd of players wins out however and the ball is blocked, and cleared.

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    7' Grealish and Elmohamady send crosses into the box.

    Well-aimed but not too threatening as McGinn turns a header towards goal but he's well under it and the first shot of the night goes over.

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    5' The Gunners on top for the early knockings, moving the ball nicely from right to left and back again.

    Villa not too concerned with a major press in the Arsenal half at this stage.

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