It was Arsenal who recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over a jittery and flimsy Aston Villa at Villa Park to soar to the summit of the Premier League. Eight minute penalty won by Theo Walcott, after being brought down by Alan Hutton, was fired into the right hand side bottom corner from the penalty spot. A series of high flying tackles made the encounter a physical one but Arsenal continued to attack wave after wave and finally broke off on the counter for Ozil to provide an assist for Ramsey.
Let’s take a look at the Talking points from the game.
5. Arsenal can play physical
For anyone who saw the match would easily concur the fact that it was Remi Garde’s strategy to play a physical game so that Arsenal don’t settle on the ball. But it seemed like Arsene Wenger was ready for it and organised his midfield accordingly with Ramsey not backing down from lunging into tackles. Arsenal dealt a huge blow to an already weak Villa side winning a penalty which saw frustration erupt from Villa players thereafter. But Arsenal dealt well with the situation to see off a comfortable win.