Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has expressed delighted that his side's survival fate is in their own hands after their 1-0 victory over Arsenal.

The victory at Villa Park lifts the Birmingham club out of the relegation zone and above Watford on goal difference ahead of the final round of action in the Premier League.

"It feels massive. Since we have come back we have probably deserved a little bit more than we have got," Grealish said on Sky Sports.

"It has been a tense day, all we can do is focus on ourselves, the ball is in our hands now, it is up to us what we do on the last day, but nothing is done yet.

"We have a massive game now against West Ham and we will be giving it our all." 

Grealish could have been playing his last game at Villa Park as his future remains up in the air.

However, he said that he is only focused on seeing his side safe and would not be drawn on speculation.

He said of his future: "I'm not too sure at the moment, I have one aim and that is to keep this club in the Premier League, where the whole club knows where we belong.

"That is all I am thinking about at the moment and I hope we can do that on Sunday."

The banner flown over Villa Park carried a pointed message

Of the win, he added: "It was unbelievable, it was deserved as well. We were outstanding today, everything about us, our game management, our defensive display, our counter-attacking.

"The only problem was we should have got another goal, but we will take 1-0 all day against a great team like Arsenal, you have seen what they did at the weekend against Man City. It's a brilliant win for us." 

Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta implored Gunners fans to back the club after the Villa Park defeat ended a recent upturn in form.

During the game, a plane flew a banner across Villa Park reading 'Back Mikel Kroenke Out' as fans showed their opposition to owner Stan Kroenke and Arsenal will finish outside the top six for the first time since 1995.

"The Kroenkes and the board and the sporting director, I have their full backing. I have that 100% - the fans have to believe what I'm saying," said Arteta.

"We are putting a strong plan together to do as much as we can in a short period and the league table doesn't lie. When you have the margin of points with the top teams it's for a reason.

"We need to improve in many areas, the team and individually. The top teams in certain areas are better than us.

"It has to hurt and we have to suffer, it's not good enough for this club. We know the challenge, it's really big and we're excited for what we have ahead of us.

"There are going to be some ups and downs but sometimes it's good to see the reality and move on and improve."