Ross Barkley looked dissatisfied as he came off against Arsenal and kicked a water bottle in front of the dugout

Former Aston striker Andy Gray has criticised Ross Barkley’s reaction to be substituted throughout the 1-0 win over Arsenal.

The on-loan midfielder was changed by Jacob Ramsey with 12 minutes to address Villa Park with Dean Smith’s side heading for victory thanks to Ollie Watkins’ early strike.

Barkley looked dissatisfied as he came off and kicked a water bottle in front of the dugout.

The reaction didn’t sit well with Gray, who recommended Barkley might have jeopardised his possibilities of starting Villa’s next match, at Brighton on Saturday.

” He’s been offered a great chance, [he] never ever got a kick at Chelsea,” said the previous Villa, Wolves and West Brom forward.

” You can be disappointed however don’t go kicking stuff, specifically when the coach sees you. It’ll be interesting to see if the coach plays him in the next video game. It’ll be really intriguing to see if he plays in the next game.

” It was bad, truly poor. What’s he doing [prior to joining Rental property on loan], sitting in the reserves at Chelsea doing nothing, sitting on the bench twiddling his thumbs.

” He gets an opportunity at a great club, and I imply that, he’s gone to a brilliant club who are doing actually well, to get his career back on track again, and that’s not going to help him.”