Arsenal 3 – 0 Aston Villa

Arsenal kept up their brilliant form with a crushing defeat against a poor Aston Villa side.

Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and a stunning late strike from Mikel Arteta secured Arsene Wenger’s side’s seventh successive league win.

The Gunners dominated the game recoring 20 shots to Villa’s three, and took a deserved lead on the quarter hour.

Gervinho released Gibbs down the left wing, and the defender tried his luck from a tight angle and beat Shay Given to record his first ever Premier League goal.

The lead was doubled 10 minutes later, Alex Song chipping the ball into the path of Walcott, who took the ball down superbly before cooley slotting past Given for his ninth goal of the season.

Arsenal could have been out of sight before the break, and Villa were grateful to Stephen Warnock for dramatically heading Robin Van Persie’s goalbound header clear for a corner.

Alex McLeish’s side had only lost one of their last eight on their travels so today was always going to be a test for the Londoners, but taking into account Arsenal’s current form, once Gibbs netted their was only going to be one winner.

The Gunners are in sensational form, with Song pulling the strings from midfield and Walcott improving by the week, it begs the question of had they started the season better, what could have happened?

The win was sealed in stoppage time as Arteta hit an unstoppable free kick from 30 yards which left Given with no chance, giving the scoreline a more deserving look as Arsenal won 3-0.

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