Report: Aston Villa 2-4 Arsenal
Arsenal survived a second-half onslaught from Aston Villa to regain – at least temporarily – the leadership of the Barclays Premier League.
The Gunners looked to be cruising to victory after dominating the opening 45 minutes and netting through Andrey Arshavin and Samir Nasri.
But Villa were transformed in the second period and Ciaran Clark struck twice either side of Marouane Chamakh’s 10th goal of the campaign before Jack Wilshere’s injury-time clincher.
It enabled Arsene Wenger’s side to end an unhappy week on a high note after the derby defeat by Tottenham and the Champions League setback away to Braga.