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

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.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch