Full time: Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal

10 wins in 16 for Arsene Wenger's side; they move top of the Premier League for at least 24 hours.


Oxlade-Chamberlain is given acres of space to trot into down the left and pings a cross into the six yard area. Of all people, Bellerin is in the six yard area to meet the cross with a stooping header, but he arrows it straight at Guzan.


Nearly a moment of brilliance from Traore! In his own half out on the right he suddenly springs forward past Monreal and Flamini and then across Koscielny inside the box. From a tight angle, he tries the shot with little other options available, but can only find the side netting.


Four minutes of stoppage time added on.


Villa look to have run out of fight now, encapsulated by a really poor attempt from Grealish to curl a cross into the box. I would say he is showing signs of tiring, but he's only been on 15 minutes.


A change for both sides as we enter the final few minutes of normal time; Ozil goes off to a standing ovation for Arsenal fans as Calum Chambers replaces him while Adama Traore comes on for Sinclair.


Arsenal pass up a chance to finish Villa. Sinclair is robbed of possession by Ramsey who works it to Ozil on his left. He cuts a cross back into the box where Oxlade-Chamberlain is following up but his effort is deflected wide.


Jack Grealish is back from his exile, he has entered the fray with 10 minutes remaining. There is a bit of concern for Carlos Sanchez who is down clutching his jaw, already wearing a protective mask today, but after some treatment he is okay to continue.


Villa come down the right again, with Veretout sliding a wonderful pass down the right for Hutton but his cross is just about intercepted by Koscielny.


That Villa fightback has quietened a tad in the last five minutes but they are still enjoying the greater share of possession. Whatever Remi Garde said at half time appears to have worked.


Another decent chance for Villa as Hutton stands up another decent cross from the right but Sinclair this time can't keep his effort on target. The home side are now having a bit of joy down that side of the pitch.


Another decent chance for Villa as Hutton stands up another decent cross from the right but Sinclair this time can't keep his effort on target. The home side are now having a bit of joy down that side of the pitch.


Villa have definitely been lifted this half and the crowd is responding to it. Arsenal aren't exactly panicking, but the home side are now playing with a lot more urgency, finding those passes that were going astray in the first half.


Bit better from Villa, this. Sinclair races down the inside right channel before shifting the ball out to Hutton who clips an inviting first time cross in Gestede. He has a yard of space in the six yard box but doesn't time his leap correctly and nods a poor header well wide.


And we are back underway for the second half.


Half time: Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal


Walcott finds the back of the net with a wonderful curling effort, but it won't count. Sanchez was caught in possession by Giroud after dawdling on the ball, allowing the Arsenal striker to shift the ball onto his teammate to score, but the whistle has already been blown for a foul. Not sure what he did wrong there, lucky break for Villa.


Sanchez cuts a ball inside to Gestede who has popped up on the edge of the box. He tries to flick it on first time to Sinclair, but again, there is too much on the pass and it rolls harmlessly out of play. Villa have woeful in every department today.


After a wonderful spell of possession Arsenal nearly creep in again down the right with Bellerin finding Campbell but his cross his just about hacked away.


Villa are an absolute shambles. Gueye receives the ball 30 yards out from goal but loses it when tackled by Ramsey. He cries foul, but Arsenal are already on the counter with Ozil in acres of space down the inside right. It's suddenly three on one in the Gunners' favour and the Germany internationally has the simple task of sliding the ball across goal for Ramsey to tap home.


Goal! Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal (Aaron Ramsey)


Ayes plays the ball inside to Gueye who tries to thread one down the right for Sinclair. Again, he overhits it, however, forcing the winger to scamper towards the corner flag and dig it out for an Arsenal throw in rather than a goal kick.


Monreal fails to clear and is caught in possession just outside his half and is dispossessed by Gueye who tries his luck from 25 yards out. That's not troubling anyone.


Campbell wins a free kick about 25 yards out from goal which Ozil expertly clips into a dangerous area but Villa just about manage to hack away.


Ayew cuts in from the left at pace, working the ball onto his right foot but Mertesacker comes across and expertly blocks him before moving the ball to safety.