Trezeguet on target as Aston Villa dent Arsenal Europa League hope after a 1-0 victory in the Premier League encounter at Villa Park on Tuesday night.

Villa was boosted before kick-off by relegation rivals Watford’s 4-0 defeat by Manchester City, and the positivity continued as Egypt international scored his third goal in three games, lashing home at the far post from a corner to beat Emiliano Martinez in goal.

Sub Keinan Davis had a golden chance to double Villa’s lead in the second half, slipping the ball wide from an angle, moments before Eddie Nketiah headed onto the post from a corner.

Aston Villa clung on for their first win over Arsenal at Villa Park since 1998, with the Gunners failing to register a shot on target in the entire game.

Aston Villa out of the bottom three for the first time since 28 February now in 17th place with 34 points are ahead of Watford on goal difference going into Sunday’s final round of matches.

Villa will fight for their fate against 16th place West Ham, while Arsenal will play Watford in their respective closing league matches.

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