Arsenal, Villa staff clash in stands after late goal

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4:21 PM GMT

  • James OlleySenior Writer, ESPN FC

Aston Villa and Arsenal unit clashed successful the stands arsenic Mikel Arteta's squad scored doubly successful stoppage-time to win 4-2 astatine Villa Park.

The carnal altercation took spot aft Emiliano Martinez's 93rd-minute ain extremity gave the visitors a 3-2 lead, with eyewitnesses confirming analysts from some clubs -- Villa's Victor Manas and Arsenal's Miguel Molina -- were involved.

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One eyewitness suggested Molina's solemnisation of Martinez's ain extremity triggered an aggravated absorption from Manas and different analyst, Jaime Arias.

Stewards intervened to abstracted the pair, though a root connected to Arsenal told ESPN Molina near the country of his ain accord earlier the concern escalated further.

Arteta said helium had not spoken to Molina aft the crippled and erstwhile asked astir the incidental astatine his postmatch quality conference, helium replied: "Like thing that happens successful the stands. We volition look astatine it, code it and instrumentality enactment if it's necessary."

Manas is simply a erstwhile Arsenal employee, having worked determination nether Emery anterior to his sacking successful November 2019.

Speaking successful his quality conference, Emery said helium was unaware of an incidental which took spot but confirmed helium would travel up aboriginal on.

Arsenal recovered from 1-0 and 2-1 down to gain a last-gasp triumph which sent them backmost to the apical of the array up of Manchester City's travel to Nottingham Forest aboriginal connected Saturday.

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