Ollie Watkins made headlines again last night, after the star bagged a brace for Aston Villa against Arsenal.
The striker scored twice as Dean Smith’s side won 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium to get back on track after two straight defeats in the Premier League.
Villa were simply superb on the night, and the likes of Watkins, Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley were just too much for the Gunners to handle.
Eyebrows were raised when Villa forked out a reported £33 million (BBC Sport) to sign the star from Brentford.
Watkins had ripped up the Championship, but the Premier League is a big step up and many wondered how he would fare.
It’s been a terrific start for Watkins in the top-flight, with his two goals against Arsenal taking him to eight goals in 10 appearances in all competitions.
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He took to Instagram afterwards, and was sent a message by former Birmingham City striker Clinton Morrisson.
He commented: “Well done mate all that advice I gave you is paying off. Keep working hard mate and scoring goals it’s good to see.”
TBR’s view – Watkins looks like the answer for Villa
What a start it has been for Watkins, who is making his £33 million fee look like a total bargain.
The star came into 2020/21 under big pressure, but he has taken to the Premier League superbly well.
The 24-year-old looks so sharp, and looks every inch the goalscorer Villa hoped Wesley would turn out to be.