Thomas Partey scored his first for Arsenal goal as the Gunners recorded a thoroughly deserved victory over Aston Villa to move into ninth place on the Premier League table.

The Ghanaian midfielder headed in Emile Smith Rowe’s corner after hitting the crossbar earlier.

Arsenal were awarded a penalty after a video assistant referee review for a Matt Targett foul on Alexandre Lacazette.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored from the rebound after his initial shot from the penalty kick was saved by former Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez.

Emile Smith Rowe scored Arsenal’s third 11 minutes into the second half winning the ball in his own half and beat the goalkeeper with the help of a defelction.

Aston Villa got a consolation when Jacob Ramsey curled his first Villa goal into the top corner from 20 yards.



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