Aston Villa should have beaten Arsenal by more, reckons Jack Grealish

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Jack Grealish reckons Aston Villa should have won more comfortably against Arsenal (Picture: Pool via Getty Images)

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish says his team should have beaten Arsenal by more after their shock 1-0 win in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

The Villains picked up a crucial three points which saw them climb out of the relegation zone with just one game left to play and put their fate in their own hands.

If Villa can win at West Ham on Sunday then they will remain in the Premier League next season, which had looked unlikely before they picked up seven points from the last nine available.

Despite battling relegation, and Arsenal beating both Liverpool and Manchester City in the last week, Grealish feels Villa should have beaten the Gunners by more than the solitary Trezequet goal.

‘It was unbelievable, I think it was deserved as well, I thought we were outstanding today,’ Grealish told Sky Sports. ‘Everything about us: game management, defensive display, the way we counter attacked

‘The only problem was that we probably should have got another goal but we”ll take 1-0 against a great team like Arsenal, we saw what they did to Man City at the weekend.’

Grealish may have been disappointed with his forwards not taking chances, with substitute Keinan Davis missing a clear chance with 15 minutes left on the clock, but he was full of praise for his defenders and how they have improved since the coronavirus break.

‘We had certain things before COVID that we were struggling with, one of them being set pieces for example, conceding goals, but we’ve had zoom calls twice a week, once we were back we’ve been working in training every single day and since we’ve been back we’ve defended brilliantly and been brilliant from set-pieces, so it shows we’ve been working hard.’

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