Ollie Watkins was on point against Arsenal as his brace ensured the Villas claimed three points against Mikel Arteta’s team in the Premier League on Sunday.

Watkins hit a quick brace against the Gunners at the Emirate Stadium as they return to winning ways following the 3-0 win over Arsenal.

Bukayo Saka scored an own goal in the 25th minute before Watkins scored a second-half double to add to the tally with Villa also unlucky to see a first-minute strike ruled out.

Arsenal struggled to keep things tight at the back and soon Villa would take the lead as Grealish and Barkley combined to free Matt Targett, whose low cross was turned into his own net at the back post by Saka.

The result takes Villa up to sixth in the table, three points off the summit and with a game in hand on all seven sides above them, while Arsenal sit 11th following a fourth defeat of the campaign.

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