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Arsenal fans set off fireworks after securing fifth win out of five against Aston Villa

Josh Lawless

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Arsenal fans set off fireworks after securing fifth win out of five against Aston Villa

Arsenal fans set off fireworks after securing a fifth straight win over Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

The Gunners beat Steven Gerrard's side 2-1 at the Emirates to continue their perfect run and maintain a two-point lead ahead of champions Manchester City at the top.

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Summer signing Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring with his third strike of the season but his compatriot Douglas Luiz levelled matters with a goal directly from a corner in the 74th minute - the second time he's done it this season.

However Arsenal made an instant response through another Brazilian as Gabriel Martinelli notched the winner from a Bukayo Saka cross to the far post.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

There's a huge, renewed optimism at the Emirates at the moment and after the game, some fans set off fireworks outside the ground to celebrate their team making it 15 points from a possible 15.

The pyrotechnics going off would appear to be a direct response to former Sky Sports duo Richard Keys and Andy Gray, who accused Arsenal of "over-celebrating" following their comeback win over Fulham at the weekend.

Arsenal fan and talkSPORT breakfast presenter Laura Woods hit back and defended the celebrations on Twitter, saying, "what is the point of football if you can't enjoy it in the moment?".

Mikel Arteta is now one of 11 managers to have won the first five Premier League games of the season and he hailed his team's character for immediately responding to a setback.

"That's the mentality we want to show as a team and the character we want to show, to react immediately," Arteta said post-match, as per the Daily Mail.

"The disappointment (of) conceding goals is part of the game, like giving the ball away or having a bad action is.

"It's about the next action, the next phase and again, when you play in front of this crowd that helps. The energy they generate is just amazing.

"We are really happy because we are winning football matches that we deserve to win the way we are performing and playing. We need to continue."

Arsenal will now look to go one better and make it a sixth straight win when they take on Manchester United in a huge clash on Sunday.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Alamy & Twitter

Topics: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Premier League

Josh Lawless
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