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'Arguably his best game of the season': Media hails £27m Arsenal man's '8/10' display v Villa

'Arguably his best game of the season': Media hails £27m Arsenal man's '8/10' display v Villa

Arsenal remained top of the Premier League table following their fifth win in a row on Wednesday night.

The Gunners ran out 2-1 winners over Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal dominated in the first half but were kept at bay by a physical opposition.

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Mikel Arteta’s charges eventually broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark.

Emi Martinez parried Granit Xhaka’s cross into the path of Gabriel Jesus, who quickly got to it and rifled home.

Then, Villa drew level as Douglas Luiz scored straight from a corner – for the second time in eight days – on 74 minutes.

However, Arsenal quickly surged ahead again, Gabriel Martinelli prodding home Bukayo Saka’s cross on 77 minutes.

The last 15 minutes were frantic, but the Gunners held on to maintain their 100 percent record so far this season.

Quite a few Arsenal players impressed on the night, with Gabriel Magalhaes earning some high praise from the media.

The Evening Standard gave the £27million man 8 out of 10 for his efforts.

“Arguably his best game of the season so far and was probably Arsenal’s best defender on the night too,” they wrote.

“Dominant at the back and went close to scoring too.”

Meanwhile, football.london went with 7 out of 10 for the Brazilian defender.

They wrote: “Very solid throughout the game and showed some of his passing range, too, when coming out from defence. Aerially dominant too.”

And 90Min also gave Gabriel 7 out of 10, adding: “No repeat of Saturday’s howler, looked completely comfortable.”

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