Ozil, The Ox, and Podolski react on Twitter to Arsenal win

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

Arsenal are back at the top of the table and shouting about it.

Arsenal had a frustrating weekend wait to reclaim their top spot in the Premier League, but made no mistakes in dispatching Aston Villa on Monday night.

It was a real team effort as the below table of clearances made by Arsenal players displays:

PlayerTeamPosEffective ClearanceAppsMins
Laurent Koscielny Arsenal DF 17 1 90
Per Mertesacker Arsenal DF 14 1 90
Mathieu Flamini Arsenal MF 6 1 90
Kieran Gibbs Arsenal DF 5 1 24
Bacary Sagna Arsenal DF 5 1 90
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal MF 4 1 90
Serge Gnabry Arsenal MF 2 1 69
Nacho Monreal Arsenal DF 2 1 66
Wojciech Szczesny Arsenal GK 1 1 90
Jack Wilshere Arsenal MF 1 1 90

What had looked like a simple victory at half-time turned into a backs-to-the-wall effort late on due to Christian Benteke's 75th minute strike from close range.

It left Arsenal's players jubilant after the game, including Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who had made his first appearance off the bench in the closing stages since August - when the Gunners had lost 3-1 to to Villa.





A home game against Fulham beckons at the weekend, and with Aaron Ramsey tipped to return then, everything is looking very rosy right now for Arsenal indeed.

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