Olivier Girouds’ 50th goal, Mesut Ozil take Arsenal behind on top

Arsenal, Arsenal vs Aston Villa, Aston Villa, ASton Villa vs Arsenal, Premier League, Premier League schedule, Premier League results, football results, football news, football Olivier Giroud scored his 50th Premier League idea on Sunday. (Source: Reuters)

Arsenal eased to a gentle 2-0 feat during Aston Villa on Sunday to soar to a limit of a Premier League and leave their untimely opponents secure during stone bottom.

A 50th Premier League idea from Olivier Giroud, a chastisement converted 4 days after his Champions League hat-trick opposite Olympiakos Piraeus, fast brought some-more dejection to Villa Park after 8 minutes.

Mesut Ozil afterwards constructed his 13th support of a deteriorate to concede Aaron Ramsey to container home a idea in a 38th notation and capacitate Arsenal to pierce on to 33 points, one indicate transparent of Manchester City and Leicester City.

Leicester have a possibility to recover a care when they perform Chelsea on Monday.

Villa softened in a second half as Arsenal took their feet off a gas though manager Remi Garde, who as a actor was once sealed by Arsenal trainer Arsene Wenger, could usually hear a grumbles of displeasure as his side went a club-record 15th joining diversion though a win.

“Overall for us, it was a good week,” Wenger pronounced on Sky Sports, referring to his side’s midweek heroics when they managed, opposite a odds, to validate for a knockout proviso of a Champions League once again.

The better left Villa stranded during a feet of a list on 6 points from 16 games, 6 adrift of 19th-placed Sunderland.

It was not usually Giroud who was means to applaud a landmark achievement. Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech equalled David James’s all-time Premier League record with his 169th purify sheet, in 349 games, call Wenger to accost him as “an comprehensive all-time great”.

Giroud’s superb week fast gained a new glaze when Arsenal were awarded a penalty, that arbitrate Kevin Friend took a while to cruise before adjudging that Theo Walcott had been bundled over foul in a area by Alan Hutton.

From a spot, Giroud converted his 14th idea of a deteriorate and 50th Premier League idea in all for Arsenal in 113 appearances, a landmark reached quicker for a Gunners usually by Ian Wright and Thierry Henry.

Arsenal, in free command, struck again interjection to a attention of Ramsey, who won a round not distant outward his possess box from Idrissa Gueye to set adult a gorgeous counter, afterwards sprinted adult a margin to get on a finish of Ozil’s unstinting block pass and double a lead.

Ozil was also singled out for regard from Wenger. “I contingency contend that Mesut is an comprehensive finish common player. Sometimes, he’s undone that he doesn’t get a same balls behind though he’s a really critical couple in a game,” he said.

“We trust we have an event to win a title,” male of a compare Ramsey told Sky Sports. “We have shown what we are able of and have to continue now, in what is a bustling partial of a season. We have to say a concentration and belief.”

After being booed off during halftime, Garde’s group huffed and puffed a small some-more convincingly after a break, Scott Sinclair streamer over and Leandro Bacuna curling one tighten as Arsenal dozed, calm to let a gloomy home side continue to wander in possession.

Adama Traore came closest to scoring for Villa in a failing seconds though their predicament is worsening after a ninth true joining diversion during Villa Park though a win, their misfortune home joining sequence.