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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Arsenal in cruise control

Arsenal continued their imperious form with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium – a win which saw them move three points clear of rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

First-half goals from Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott sent Arsenal on their way to their seventh consecutive league victory before Mikel Arteta put gloss on the victory in stoppage time.

Heading into last month's North London derby, the Gunners were ten points adrift of Spurs and licking their wounds after damaging defeats in the Champions League and FA Cup. A stunning 5-2 win sparked Arsenal's season into life and they have since taken a strong grip on third spot and those who bet with Bet Victor will know they're looking good.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted with his side's display against Villa and backed them to secure a place in the Champions League.

"We had a great first half. We knew we'd given a lot at Everton on Wednesday and the start was very important for us today," said Wenger.

"At the moment we are in a strong position and it will be down to our results and how we play until the end of the season."

Gibbs set the tone for the afternoon when he ghosted in to score the opening goal of the game after 15 minutes.

Arsenal pushed for a second and got their reward when Walcott latched onto Alex Song's lofted ball over the top to coolly finish past Shay Given. People keeping track of the online betting at Bet Victor will have known it was all but game over.

Villa came into the contest in the second half but could not breach Arsenal's backline and Arteta piled on the misery with a brilliant free-kick in the dying seconds.

It was a case of a magnificent seven for Arsenal but as the season heads into the final stages, Wenger and his side may well be thinking of what might have been.

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