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Christian Benteke equalizes for Aston Villa after penalty by Szczesny

Walsall v Aston Villa - Pre Season Friendly

WALSALL, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa breaks with the ball during the pre season friendly match between Walsall and Aston Villa at the Banks’ Stadium on July 31, 2013 in Walsall, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

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Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor won a penalty after a breakaway forced Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to bring him down.

Christian Benteke had his penalty saved but the rebound came back to him and he headed it home on the second chance.

It’s 1-1 now from the Emirates, as Arsenal will look to try and regain their lead. Something that troubled them all last season was their failure to secure winning positions, and it saw them barely claim fourth place in the league.

Arsenal have dominated possession but Aston Villa are looking to run on the counter.

Meanwhile, Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has gone to the ground with a somewhat serious cut on the side of his head.

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