Last Updated at 4:55 pm, March 24th 2012
The referee blows his whistle for full-time. Arsenal have enjoyed plenty of fun in the sun today with a 3-0 victory. They now sit three points clear of Tottenham in third. Plenty for Gunners fans to smile about.
GOAL ARTETA! Arteta puts the cherry on the cake with a fantastic free-kick from 25 yards. His powerful drive gave Given no chance at all. Arsenal lead 3-0 and that is a fairer reflection of their dominance.
Lichaj is the fifth player to be booked today. Another correct call from the referee as the challenge on Song was late.
Collins becomes the latest Villa played to be booked today for a clumsy challenge on Arteta.
Villa make their final change of the game as well with Eric Lichaj taking the place of Hutton.
Arsenal make their final change with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replacing Walcott.
Ireland is booked for a lunging challenge on Song.
Arsenal now make a double change with Aaron Ramsey and Andre Santos replacing Gervinho and Gibbs. That could add some new spark to the Gunners' play.
Villa make the change with Weimann replacing the disappointing Heskey.
Villa make their first change of the day with Gary Gardner replacing Herd.
Warnock is rightly booked by the referee for a clumsy challenge on Walcott. He just can't deal with the former Southampton man.
No shock to learn that Arsenal are 1/100 to win this game with Sky Bet and Villa are 100/1. The draw is 25/1 and van Persie is 3/1 to score next.
The referee blows his whistle for half-time. Arsenal lead 2-0 and it should be more. Very poor from Villa.
GOAL WALCOTT! So easy for Arsenal as Alex Song's cultured chip over the top of the defence finds Walcott and the forward fires home. Villa were nowhere near Walcott but Song deserves plenty of praise for the vision to create the goal.
GOAL GIBBS! Arsenal take the lead as Kieran Gibbs easily finds space behind the Villa defence and slots the ball under the body of Given. That was dreadful defending and the Gunners took advantage to lead 1-0.
Stiliyan Petrov goes straight through the back of Mikel Arteta with a very late challenge. That was silly and he is rightly booked.
Arsenal are the 1/3 favourites with our friends at Sky Bet to win this match, Aston Villa are 8/1 and the draw can be backed at 4/1.
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