Aston Villa may have suffered their fourth defeat in five Premier League games to end the day in the relegation zone, but Steven Gerrard did get decent performances from a few of his players. Tyrone Mings was one of them and justified his surprise selection against Arsenal despite being on the losing side.
The 29-year-old started alongside Ezri Konsa at centre-back and did his best to keep the Gunners at bay. Mings made the most clearances and blocked more shots than any Villa player, so he can hold his head high.
Calum Chambers was controversially dropped after a good performance in Villa’a 1-0 defeat to West Ham United, but Mings vindicated the faith. John Townley of Birmingham Live gave the England international a player rating of 7/10 and said he was physical and organised, playing well against a strong Arsenal side.
Against the Gunners, Mings played for 90 minutes, had 50 touches, completed 73.7% of his 38 passes, made one tackle, had six clearances, made one international and blocked four shots. The 29-year-old has made three Premier League appearances this season but should make his fourth appearance when Villa host Manchester City on Saturday.