Here are the top five stats from the Gunners' victory:
1) Arsenal completed 741 passes against Aston Villa, the most by any Premier League side over the last two seasons.
2) The home side conceded three goals in four minutes in the first half, the same number as they had let in throughout the last 466 minutes of Premier League action.
3) Playing in his favoured central role, Mesut Ozil was involved in as many goals in this game (2) as in his last 11 Premier League matches combined. He completed 20 passes in the final third - more than any other player on the pitch.
4) Per Mertesacker recorded more touches of the ball (118) than any other player in this match. He also played more passes (109), completing 99% of his attempts to find a team-mate.
5) Gabriel Agbonlahor completed just five passes all afternoon, four of which came from kick-offs. He recorded a final pass accuracy of 63%.