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Premier League: 10 best opening day fixtures in history 

Liam Hoofe
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9: Arsenal 1-3 Aston Villa, 2013/14

Arsenal v Aston Villa - Premier League
Things got off to a bad start for Wenger in 2013

How things have changed for Aston Villa. On the opening day of the 2013/14 season, they produced one of the biggest upsets of the season when they recorded a comfortable 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates.

The start of the 13/14 season was one of the worst in Arsenal's history, and before the season kicked off, their only season that Summer was Yaya Sanogo.

Villa, on the other hand, managed then by Paul Lambert, had a fairly active pre-season and while they had to weather a storm at times, they were comfortable victors on the day.

A goal from Antonio Luca and a brace from Christian Benteke, who, at the time, was one of the hottest strikers in the division, were enough to condemn the Gunners to a defeat. The home crowd let their disappointment show, with the Emirates stadium drowning in boos at the final whistle.

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