Arsenal FC regained top spot in the English Premier League at the expense Manchester city, winning 4-2 against Villa in a pulsating game at Villa park.
The gunners scored twice in stoppage time to win a six-goal thriller at Aston Villa and return to the top of the Premier League.
Jorginho’s shot came off the crossbar and bounced in off Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez to put Arsenal 3-2 up, before substitute Gabriel Martinelli raced clear to score as Villa chased an equaliser.
Aston Villa twice led, through Ollie Watkins and Philippe Coutinho, in the first half but they were pegged back by goals from Bukayo Saka and Oleksandr Zinchenko either side of the break.
Victory ended Arsenal’s run of three games without a win and took them back above Manchester City after losing to them in midweek.
There was an electric pace to the game from the off, and Villa took the lead inside five minutes through Watkins’ fourth goal in as many matches.
He caught Arsenal cold on the counter, latching on to Matty Cash’s long pass before beating William Saliba and finding the far corner.
It took only 11 minutes for Arsenal to respond. Moments after Tyrone Mings cleared Eddie Nketiah’s shot on to the bar, Saka levelled with a powerful effort into the roof of the net.
The gunners the prevailed late in the game through Emi Martinez won goal off Jorginho’s shot and a breakaway Martinelli goal
Elsewhere, Manchester City were held to a One all draw at the City ground as Nottingham Forest fought back to earn a credible draw with the depending Champions.
Bernardo Silva had given City the lead in the first half but Forest scored late on in the game through Chris Wood to leave the Citizens disappointed.
Meanwhile, Chelsea lost One Nil at home to relegation threatened Southampton who sit 20th on the table.
Having spent over £300 million in the January transfer window, the blues huffed and puffed but were silenced by relegation-threatened Southampton, thanks to a James Ward-Prowse winner.
Paul Onuachu, Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, lasted an hour for Southampton after joining the club before the transfer deadline in January.
A free-kick won deep into first half extra-time was expertly dispatched by Ward-Prowse to set Southampton on the path of an unlikely victory at halftime.