Aston Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez in action against Arsenal's Bukayo Saka
Emiliano Martinez has kept 11 clean sheets in 21 Premier League games since joining Aston Villa from Arsenal for £17m in September

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan conceded 74 seconds into his debut for Arsenal as Aston Villa completed their first top-flight double over the Gunners for 28 years.

Former Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez started the move which led to Bertrand Traore pouncing on a mistake by Cedric Soares before Ollie Watkins scored with a shot that deflected off Rob Holding.

Boyhood Gunners fan Ryan, signed on loan from Brighton in January and starting in place of suspended first-choice keeper Bernd Leno, produced a fine save to deny Traore a goal on his return to the Villa side.

Martinez frustrated his former club further when the Argentine produced an excellent save to keep out Granit Xhaka’s free-kick.

Villa move up to eighth in the Premier League with Arsenal in 10th.

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Aston Villa

  1. Squad number26Player nameMartínez

  2. Squad number2Player nameCash

  3. Squad number4Player nameKonsa

  4. Squad number5Player nameMings

  5. Squad number18Player nameTargett

  6. Squad number7Player nameMcGinn

  7. Squad number19Player nameNakamba

  8. Squad number15Player nameTraoré

  9. Squad number20Player nameBarkley

  10. Squad number10Player nameGrealish

  11. Squad number11Player nameWatkins

  1. Squad number17Player nameTrézéguet

  2. Squad number41Player nameRamsey

Arsenal

  1. Squad number11Player nameØdegaard
  2. Squad number12Player nameWillian
  3. Squad number14Player nameAubameyang

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Line-ups

Aston Villa

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Martínez
  • 2Cash
  • 4KonsaBooked at 31mins
  • 5Mings
  • 18Targett
  • 7McGinn
  • 19NakambaBooked at 35mins
  • 15TraoréSubstituted forTrézéguetat 66′minutes
  • 20BarkleySubstituted forRamseyat 78′minutes
  • 10GrealishBooked at 90mins
  • 11Watkins

Substitutes

  • 1Heaton
  • 6Douglas Luiz
  • 17Trézéguet
  • 21El Ghazi
  • 22Engels
  • 25Sanson
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 39Davis
  • 41Ramsey

Arsenal

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 33Ryan
  • 2Bellerín
  • 16Holding
  • 6Gabriel
  • 17Cédric SoaresSubstituted forØdegaardat 65′minutes
  • 18ParteyBooked at 52minsSubstituted forWillianat 74′minutes
  • 34XhakaBooked at 90mins
  • 7Saka
  • 32Smith Rowe
  • 19Pépé
  • 9LacazetteSubstituted forAubameyangat 59′minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Ceballos
  • 11Ødegaard
  • 12Willian
  • 13Rúnarsson
  • 14Aubameyang
  • 21Chambers
  • 22Marí
  • 25Elneny
  • 35Martinelli

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