Arsenal put the misery of their weekend trip to Germany firmly behind them within three scintillating minutes of action at Villa Park yesterday. Goals from Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and an Aly Cissokho own goal within a three minute period in the first-half proved enough for Arsenal to take all three points from The Midlands.
The return of Calum Chambers from tonsilitis certainly helped matters but it was the decision to play Mesut Ozil in his more inside centre position that truly paid off. In truth it was he and Danny Welbeck who were the marching band going forward. Both bagging an assist and goal between them.
Kieran Gibbs was superb at left-back. His shot caused the own goal for Arsenal's third.
All in all it was an excellent days work for the Arsenal players as they moved up to fourth place in the table on nine points from a possible 15.
As ever, the social bees that is the Arsenal squad took to Twitter, Facebook and the like after the game to celebrate victory.
Here is some of the best action from the web...
Great win today !! Thanks fans for all the support - looking forward to the match on Tuesday!! Have a… http://t.co/Veutkzhkco— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) September 20, 2014
Great way to respond after Tuesdays defeat!! Clean sheet & buzzing for Welbz getting off the mark http://t.co/WQw6rUIzu2— Kieran Gibbs (@KieranGibbs) September 20, 2014