|Santi Cazorla scored two as Arsenal beat Villa|
The next chance sprung the first goal of the game. Cazorla's first attempt was blocked by a defender but the ball came straight back to him and he fired the ball under Guzan and into the net.
Aston Villa hit straight back though as N'Zogbia broke away and then found Agbonlahor on the edge of the area but his shot was straight at Szczesny.
Agbonlahor then had another great chance but this time he failed to make contact with the ball after Weimann's driven cross was unable to be met.
All of the visitors chances were coming down the left hand side and Weimann then set up another chance. This time it fell to N'Zogbia but Szczesny did well to keep him at bay at the near post.
Arsenal's attacking play hadn't brought much joy since the goal but Theo Walcott then went close as his curling effort flew wide.
Giroud was to have the next chance but it was a difficult one, as after nice link up play with Cazorla, Guzan came out to break down the angle and then save the shot.
The score at half time was 1-0 to Arsenal.
The first chance of the second half came Giroud's way as he linked up well with Cazorla again but his shot was wayward and flew high and wide.
It was soon 1-1 though as Aston Villa scored against the run of play. Weimann picked the ball up inside his own half before running untroubled towards the area and then finding the net from 25 yards out.
Giroud was having the majority of the chances as soon after the goal he hit a speculative shot which was easy for Guzan. He then got another with 10 minutes left as Walcott's corner found him but his header crashed against the bar.
It was starting to become an extremely frustrating afternoon as Podolski then failed to meet Walcott's ball in when all it needed was a touch for it to find the net.
With five minutes left to play the Gunners were back in front. Wilshere played a lovely ball into Monreal who then cut the ball back for Cazorla to place the ball home.
The final score finished Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa.
The teams lineups:
Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson(76), Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Monreal, Arteta, Diaby(61), Wilshere, Walcott(90), Cazorla, Giroud.
Subs: Mannone, Koscielny(90), Ramsey(61), Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Podolski(76).
Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Clark, Baker, Bennett, Delph, Westwood(72), N'Zogbia(82), Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke.
Subs: Marshall, Lichaj, Bowery, Sylla, El Ahmadi(72), Dawkins(82), Holman.
My man of the match: Carl Jenkinson
Referee: Martin Atkinson