Arsenal was later handed a route back to the game as Trigueros striped Bukayo saka in the 18-yard box, which resulted in a penalty, with Pepe dispatching the spot-kick down the middle.
However, Arsenal went down to 10 men during the game as Ceballos was sent off, Meanwhile, 10 minutes to closing time Villarreal themselves were down to 10 men after former Watford midfielder Etienne capoue went in Late on saka to earn his second yellow card.
Mikel Arteta's men were forced to make a start into the game without a recognized striker due to injuries.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the club's captain who was only fit for the bench following his bout of malaria forced a stoppage-time to save from Villarreal goalkeeper.
A 2-1 loss for Mikel Arteta's side will you feel like a positive result on a night that looked more threatening to deny the Emirates from their Europa League hope.
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