• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sat 24 March 2012
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal

Arsenal

Gibbs 15"

Walcott 24"

Arteta 90"

3 - 0

Arsenal vs Aston Villa


Team Lineups

Arsenal

13 Szczesny
3 Sagna
20 Djourou
5 Vermaelen
28 Gibbs15"
8 Arteta90"
17 Song
14 Walcott24"
7 Rosicky
27 Gervinho
10 van Persie
Substitutes
21 Fabianski
11 Andre Santos
15 Oxlade-Chamberlain
16 Ramsey
25 Jenkinson
29 Chamakh
30 Benayoun

Aston Villa

1 Given
2 Hutton
6 Collins
24 Cuellar
3 Warnock
19 Petrov
31 Herd
12 Albrighton
7 Ireland
18 Heskey
11 Agbonlahor
Substitutes
22 Guzan
25 Bannan
26 Weimann
30 Lichaj
32 Baker
38 Gardner
40 Carruthers

Possession Stats

51%
49%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Arsenal

W W W W W W W D

Aston Villa

W W L L D W L W
Head to Head
Aston Villa
1-2
Arsenal 21-Dec-2011
Arsenal
1-2
Aston Villa 15-May-2011
Aston Villa
2-4
Arsenal 27-Nov-2010
Aston Villa
0-0
Arsenal 27-Jan-2010
Arsenal
3-0
Aston Villa 27-Dec-2009
Aston Villa
2-2
Arsenal 26-Dec-2008


Live Text Commentary
91:11 +1.11
Goal
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eric Lichaj on Alex Song. Mikel Arteta hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Arsenal 3-0 Aston Villa.Alex Song provided the assist for the goal.

91:04 +1.04
 

Caution for Eric Lichaj.

89:33
 

Marc Albrighton fouled by Alex Song, the ref awards a free kick. Marc Albrighton takes the free kick.

88:59
 

The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna, clearance by James Collins. Mikel Arteta decides to take a short corner.

88:11
 

James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick. The referee cautions James Collins for unsporting behaviour.

82:58
 

Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen.

80:45
 

Unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann by Alex Song results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gary Gardner, Johan Djourou manages to make a clearance.

77:48
Substitution
 

Eric Lichaj joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Hutton.

76:50
Substitution
 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on in place of Theo Walcott.

74:22
 

Shot from just outside the box by Aaron Ramsey misses to the left of the goal.

73:04
 

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marc Albrighton.

71:40
 

Unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Stephen Ireland results in a free kick. Cross/shot by Mikel Arteta.

70:27
 

Outswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie.

69:25
Yellow card
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Ireland on Alex Song. Stephen Ireland is shown a yellow card. Johan Djourou takes the free kick.

69:10
 

Andreas Weimann produces a cross.

68:32
 

The official flags Robin van Persie offside. Indirect free kick taken by James Collins.

67:15
Substitution
 

Aaron Ramsey replaces Yao Gervinho. Clarindo Andre Santos is brought on as a substitute for Kieran Gibbs.

66:34
 

Gary Gardner takes a shot. Corner taken short by Marc Albrighton. Thomas Vermaelen gets a block in.

64:22
Substitution
 

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Save by Shay Given. Free kick awarded for a foul by Theo Walcott on Stephen Warnock. Shay Given takes the free kick. Andreas Weimann joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emile Heskey.

62:33
 

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mikel Arteta, Alex Song produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

61:08
 

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Warnock.

59:35
 

Marc Albrighton crosses the ball, save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

58:59
 

Marc Albrighton delivers the ball, blocked by Yao Gervinho.

58:29
 

The ball is sent over by Gabriel Agbonlahor, clearance made by Johan Djourou. Corner from right by-line taken by Marc Albrighton.

56:33
 

A cross is delivered by Yao Gervinho.

56:14
 

Marc Albrighton produces a cross, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

55:03
 

The offside flag is raised against Stephen Ireland. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

54:06
 

The ball is delivered by Robin van Persie.

52:40
 

Gary Gardner concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomas Rosicky. Shot comes in from Mikel Arteta from the free kick, Carlos Cuellar gets a block in.

51:31
Substitution
 

Stephen Warnock concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Walcott. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick. Stephen Warnock goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. (Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Gary Gardner coming on for Chris Herd.

51:06
 

Corner taken by Marc Albrighton from the right by-line, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

50:58
 

The ball is sent over by Gabriel Agbonlahor, Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

48:49
 

Unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Yao Gervinho results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Shay Given.

48:18
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Bacary Sagna takes the indirect free kick.

47:25
 

Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Tomas Rosicky produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

44:28
 

Robin van Persie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Herd. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Warnock.

43:03
 

Unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna by Stephen Ireland results in a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

41:42
 

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mikel Arteta, clearance by Carlos Cuellar.

41:14
 

Theo Walcott delivers the ball, clearance made by James Collins. Corner from the right by-line taken by Robin van Persie, Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.

40:21
 

Gabriel Agbonlahor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johan Djourou. Free kick taken by Johan Djourou.

39:23
 

Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie, clearance made by Stephen Warnock. Inswinging corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line.

38:51
 

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by Stephen Warnock.

36:36
 

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save made by Shay Given.

33:44
 

The ball is delivered by Carlos Cuellar.

32:14
 

Marc Albrighton produces a cross.

29:55
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Robin van Persie. Free kick taken by Shay Given.

29:17
 

The ball is delivered by Theo Walcott, James Collins manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line.

27:48
 

A cross is delivered by Mikel Arteta, Shot on goal by Johan Djourou from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

27:15
 

Mikel Arteta takes a shot. Save made by Shay Given. Robin van Persie decides to take the corner short.

25:49
 

The ball is swung over by Thomas Vermaelen, Effort from deep inside the area by Robin van Persie clears the bar.

24:29
Goal
 

Theo Walcott finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa.Alex Song provided the assist for the goal.

23:43
 

Marc Albrighton challenges Yao Gervinho unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

23:06
 

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robin van Persie, clearance by Stephen Warnock.

21:38
 

The ball is sent over by Stephen Warnock.

21:10
 

Marc Albrighton takes the inswinging corner, Johan Djourou makes a clearance.

20:20
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johan Djourou by Emile Heskey. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

19:43
 

Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie, save made by Shay Given.

19:16
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Ireland on Mikel Arteta. Indirect free kick taken by Thomas Vermaelen.

18:48
 

The ball is delivered by Chris Herd, save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

17:01
 

The ball is sent over by Robin van Persie, clearance by James Collins. Inswinging corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line played to the near post, Thomas Vermaelen concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins. Indirect free kick taken by Shay Given.

15:01
Goal
 

Kieran Gibbs gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 1-0 Aston Villa.Assist on the goal came from Yao Gervinho.

14:06
Yellow card
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Stiliyan Petrov. Thomas Vermaelen takes the indirect free kick. Stiliyan Petrov booked for unsporting behaviour.

12:43
 

Robin van Persie crosses the ball, Thomas Vermaelen has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

12:12
 

Tomas Rosicky produces a cross, Stephen Warnock gets a block in. Corner from right by-line taken by Robin van Persie.

10:11
 

Emile Heskey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johan Djourou. Indirect free kick taken by Johan Djourou.

8:36
 

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save by Shay Given. Effort from deep inside the area by Bacary Sagna misses to the left of the goal.

8:11
 

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Carlos Cuellar gets a block in.

6:36
 

Marc Albrighton produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

5:59
 

Robin van Persie takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in. Mikel Arteta takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Stephen Warnock.

5:13
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Ireland. Johan Djourou takes the indirect free kick.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Chelsea 35 42 83
2 Man City 35 35 70
3 Arsenal 33 31 67
4 Man Utd 35 24 65
5 Liverpool 35 11 61
6 Tottenham Hotspur 35 5 58
7 Southampton 35 20 57
8 Swansea 35 -1 53
9 West Ham 35 1 47
10 Stoke 35 -5 47

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