Thomas Partey got the ball rolling with his first Arsenal goal before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time after seeing his penalty saved. Smith Rowe capped a fine display against his summer suitors by adding the third, with substitute Jacob Ramsey pulling one back for the visitors. Villa saw two bids for the England Under-21 international turned down in the summer, with Arteta insisting he was never worried Smith Rowe would leave the Emirates Stadium. Smith Rowe now has two goals and two assists this season and Arteta has been pleased with the development of the academy graduate.
Marc Guehi redeems himself for his own goal, flicking a header for Jeffrey Schlupp to slam home for Crystal Palace's equalizer against Aston Villa.
A dramatic penalty save might have kept the Premier League title race alive. When Riyad Mahrez stepped up to take an 86th-minute spot kick for Manchester City, he knew that converting it would...