In the early morning of December 10th, Beijing time, in the 16th round of the 2023-24 Premier League season, Aston Villa defeated Arsenal 1-0 at home. McGinn scored the only goal for the team. He said in an interview after the game : We were not in the best condition today, and this week (consecutive defeats of Manchester City and Arsenal) is memorable for Villa.
About this game
The recent schedule has been very difficult for us, Villa have played four games in the last 10 days or so, which affected today’s game, we were not at our best, of course I will not complain about that. Arsenal have made a habit of scoring late goals so we need to stay focused. (Consecutive defeats against Manchester City and Arsenal) What a monumental week this is for us!
We played well in the first 20 minutes and scored, then Arsenal had more possession but they didn’t have many good scoring chances. We didn’t play as well as we did on Wednesday night [against Manchester City], but in my opinion it’s a huge win to beat two of the best teams in the league in a row without conceding a goal.
About my goal today
I had a shot like today in a Europa League game where I shot with my right foot and we have a lot of people behind the scenes at the club who analyze these things and they told me you should turn right and shoot with your left foot and today In that moment I managed to do that and score, and I’m happy about that.