Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa Highlights
Two Santi Cazorla goals helped Arsenal to beat relegation-threatened Aston Villa.
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Venue: Emirates Stadium
Date: Saturday, 23 February, 2013.
Kick off: 15:00 GMT.
1-0 Cazorla 6′ // 1-1 Weimann 68′ // 2-1 Cazorla 85′
Arsenal have lost only two of their last 28 league meetings with Aston Villa (W17, D9, L2).
Villa have twice won at Arsenal in their last four league trips. However, they are the Gunners’ only home defeats in this fixture in the last 26 meetings.
Arsenal have lost their last two matches at home in all competitions. They last lost three successive home matches in 2002.
The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 13 league matches played in the month of February since a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea in 2010.
They would be top of the league if only the second half of matches counted. Seventeen of their last 21 league goals have been scored after the interval.
Arsene Wenger’s side have dropped just four points from winning positions – a record bettered only by Swansea.
There have been a league-high 51 goals at the Emirates Stadium this season (an average of 3.9 per game).
Theo Walcott has equalled his highest tally of assists in a single Premier League season (eight – the same as 2011-12). He has already scored a career-high seasonal tally in all competitions (18) and in the Premier League (11).
Aston Villa ended an eight-match winless streak with victory over West Ham last time out.
They have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 league matches, conceding 27 goals during that period.
Paul Lambert’s side have only gained two points from losing positions – the worst record in the division.
Seventy percent of the league goals they have conceded (35 of 50) have come in the second half of matches.
Christian Benteke has scored in each of Villa’s last four Premier League matches, equalling the club record previously set by Dion Dublin (2003) and Gabriel Agbonlahor (2008 & 2009).
Villa’s next three fixtures after this one are Manchester City (h), Reading (a) and QPR (h).