Arsenal fought back to beat Aston Villa 4-2 on Saturday to jump back atop the Premier League table. Villa held a lead up until the 60th minute of the match on Saturday, but the Gunners added two goals in added time to take all three points.

Ollie Watkins put the hosts in front early in the game. The striker netted his seventh top flight goal of the season in the sixth minute. However, Arsenal leveled the score just 10 minutes later thanks to a superb strike by Bukayo Saka. Villa then grabbed a lead before the halftime break through a Philippe Coutinho goal.

Gunners score 3 second half goals to grab the points

Arsenal defender Oleksandr Zinchenko tied the score once again in the 61st minute. It was the left back’s first ever Premier League goal in 92 total appearances. Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez gave his former club the lead in added time thanks to an own goal.

Jorginho struck a vicious shot from long range that smashed the bar and hit the World Cup winner’s head before landing into the back of the net. Gabriel Martinelli added the fourth goal with essentially the last kick of the game five minutes later.

Jorginho, Zinchenko praise fight in comeback win

After the thrilling game, new signing Jorginho realized how vital the the victory was for the club. “It was very important after the last results we had,” the midfielder told BT Sport. “The start wasn’t easy when we were not producing our game. We came in at halftime, had a chat, and then we went back doing the basics we need to do and changed the game.”

Goalscorer Zinchenko also applauded his team’s desire to not give up. “From this game I would like to say two things: First we took an unbelievable lesson for all of us that we need to believe until the very end,” the defender stated.

“Like I said in the past, this group has such amazing people. [We] can achieve everything we want if we are going to keep fighting and keep believing. The reaction from all of us in the second half is a perfect way to go.”

The victory stops a miniature skid by the Gunners. Arsenal failed to win any of their previous three league matches.

Nevertheless, they now leapfrog Manchester City atop the table. The reigning Premier League champs can jump back in front with a result against Nottingham Forest on Saturday. However, City will have played one extra match compared to Arsenal.

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