Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa: Five things we learned as Gunners continue perfect start

There’s something different about this Arsenal side this season, and despite a wobble, it was another night on shift for the celebration police.

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An electric evening at the Emirates Stadium saw Mikel Arteta’s team make it five victories in as many games in the Premier League, seeing off Aston Villa 2-1.

And if you were watching one of the other four games on Wednesday night then you’ll look at that scoreline and think things were pretty tight.

Less couldn’t be said for the first 45 minutes where Arsenal could’ve easily been 5-0 up if it wasn’t for some last ditch goal-mouth scrambling from Steven Gerrard’s men.

An opening poachers goal from £45m new boy Gabriel Jesus started things off, before a questionable goal from Villa’s Douglas Luiz went in direct from a corner.

But less than three minutes later, Gabriel Martinelli was there to stand up and be counted as he tapped home a strike that was too powerful for former Gunner, Emi Martinez.

Here’s some of the key takeaways from another classic night in London:

1 – A quick goal is a good goal

This is something that feels pretty new this season and no Arsenal fan should be complaining.

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Last night was yet another example of how Arteta and co are managing to respond immediately to setbacks at the Emirates.

So far this season whenever Arsenal have conceded at home, they have gone on to score within the next 10 minutes.

Now usually a fluke, against the run of play goal from Villa would have turned the atmosphere at the Emirates, but not on Wednesday night.

A roar went up from roughly 60,000 supporters after Villa’s goal passed a VAR check, and that wasn’t in protest and instead a chance to push the team on.

With 13 minutes left to play and 180 seconds on from Villa’s equaliser, there was a second roar as Martinelli slotted home to take all the points on the night.

I’m not going to sit here like one of those pundits that says ‘Arsenal have character’ but it’s just another example of how this team are going to be hard to beat.

Winning breeds winning and it’s becoming an obsession for this Gunners team which is evident from how Jesus and Zinchenko have been coaching from the sidelines!

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