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Watch: Arsenal fans will love fan footage of Granit Xhaka’s reaction to go-ahead goal vs Aston Villa

The Gunners midfielder draw headlines for his reaction to the winner


New footage stemming from Arsenal’s hard-fought downing of Aston Villa on Saturday is no doubt set to bring a collective smile to the faces of the Gunners faithful.

Mikel Arteta’s troops, of course, were back in action this afternoon.

Fresh off a damaging defeat in the club’s top-of-the-table showdown with Manchester City in midweek, Arsenal went about securing a swift return to winning ways, in a Premier League meeting with Aston Villa.

And, when all was said and done, despite a couple of scares along the way, emerge triumphant from Villa Park is precisely what the day’s visitors went on to do.

This came owing to a remarkable comeback effort, which saw Arteta’s troops recover from a goal down, en route to an eventual 4-2 victory.

Their go-ahead goal, meanwhile, came courtesy of Jorginho, as the January arrival in north London saw a fine strike deep into injury time rebound off the crossbar, before making its way into the net off the back of Emi Martinez’s head:

And, amid understandably chaotic celebrations, the actions of one member of Mikel Arteta’s squad have since piqued widespread attentions on Saturday evening.

This comes after fan footage of Arsenal’s stars responding to the strike in question made its way online.

As showcased in the footage below, after being hauled off for Fabio Vieira 15 minutes prior, Granit Xhaka emerged from the bench, before sprinting the full width of the pitch to join his teammates in celebration on the far touchline:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.


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