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Arsenal v Aston Villa review and match ratings – What a Cup Tie!

Arsenal On The Up. Fantastic F.A. Cup Tie by Lorenzo Sallows

Drawn against another Premier League side and coming after a torrid spell of form, emotions were sure to run high. The match did not disappoint. I have been more than negative in my approach to Arsenal these past few weeks but, like all fans, I warm after a win.

Wenger – This recovery shows we can bounce back in the League too

Arsene Wenger saw his team engineer a brilliant comeback to beat Aston Villa after being 2-0 down at half-time, and the Arsenal boss was impressed that the players didn’t give up after conceding the second goal just before the break.

Wenger said after the game: “It was a good test to show that we had the mental qualities to come back. On the other hand it was important that we didn’t panic at half time. To concede a goal just on half time for 2-0 was a difficult blow, but we responded very well against Manchester United here last week and we did it again today.