Arsenal vs. Aston Villa result, highlights and analysis as Jesus and Martinelli keep Gunners on top
Arsenal ensured they stayed top of the Premier League table and kept their perfect start to the season intact with a dominant 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli were the heroes of the hour once again to make it five wins from five for Mikel Arteta's side, who sit two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the standings.
Arsenal's delight only made Steven Gerrard's misery worse as they recorded a third consecutive defeat and one win in five leaves them 19th with few positives to take and the visit of City up next.
The Gunners had 60 per cent possession and 22 shots to Villa's four in a commanding performance that only looked under threat when the visitors equalised in the 74th minute as substitute Douglas Luiz scored directly from a corner.
But this Arsenal side don't roll over anymore and less than two minutes later Martinelli had them back in front as he tapped in Bukayo Saka's cross at the back post to join his Brazilian teammate
Jesus on the scoresheet, after he'd been quickest to react from an Emiliano Martinez parry on the half-hour to break the deadlock.
The Gunners came from behind against Fulham last week to clinch a 2-1 win and tonight were at risk of their hard work going to waste as Luiz grabbed
Yet 151 seconds later, Martinelli ensured he was at the back post to steer home Saka's cross to put Arsenal back in front and spark a frenzy at the Emirates Stadium once again.