Arsenal v Aston Villa, 01 February 2015

Score5-0 to Arsenal
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEmirates Stadium
Attendance59,958
Kick-off: 1.30pm

5 Arsenal

Manager: Arsene Wenger

Goals:

Olivier Giroud 8 G
Mesut Özil 56 G
Theo Walcott 63 G
Santi Cazorla penalty 75 P
Héctor Bellerin 90 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David Ospina
Defender Héctor Bellerin
Defender Nacho Monreal
Defender/Centre back Per Mertesacker
Midfielder Francis Coquelin
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder Santi Cazorla
Midfielder/Forward Theo Walcott
Forward Olivier Giroud

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan
Defender Alan Hutton
Defender Jores Okore
Defender/Midfielder Ciaran Clark
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Richardson
Midfielder Carles Gil
Midfielder Tom Cleverley
Midfielder Fabian Delph
Midfielder Carlos Sánchez
Midfielder/Forward Andi Weimann

Substitutions:

Chuba Akpom for Olivier Giroud 70
Tomas Rosicky for Theo Walcott 70
Mathieu Flamini for Aaron Ramsey 77

Substitutions:

Gabby Agbonlahor for Tom Cleverley 66
Scott Sinclair for Andi Weimann 66
Ashley R Westwood for Carlos Sánchez 76

Cards:

Cards:

Ciaran Clark 57 Y
Carles Gil 68 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny
Defender/Midfielder Calum Chambers
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Gibbs
Midfielder Mathieu Flamini
Midfielder Tomas Rosicky
Forward Chuba Akpom

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Shay Given
Defender Nathan Baker
Defender Aly Cissokho
Defender/Midfielder Leandro Bacuna
Defender/Midfielder Ashley R Westwood
Forward Scott Sinclair

Comments:

League position: 5th This was Arsenal's biggest winning margin in a Premier League game since a 6-1 success against Southampton on 15 September 2012. Arsenal had now lost only one of 29 games at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League since Aston Villa's win here on the opening day of the 2013-14 season. The Gunners have now lost only three of their last 33 Premier League meetings with Villa. Theo Walcott scored the 50th goal of his league career. Olivier Giroud has now scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances. Hector Bellerin's goal was his first in senior football.

Comments:

League position: 16th For the first time in their league history, which dates back to 1888, Aston Villa have now failed to score in six consecutive league games. Their Premier League goal drought had now been extended to ten hours and 12 minutes (612 minutes). Villa's total of 11 league goals scored so far this season is the lowest in the top nine tiers of English football's pyramid (649 teams). They have now gone eight Premier League games without a win and scored only one goal in that sequence. Villa had won on three of their eight previous Premier League visits to the Emirates Stadium. This was their biggest defeat since the 0-8 loss at Chelsea in the Premier League on 23 December 2012, which is the heaviest league defeat in their history.