BIRMINGHAM, England -- Three quick thoughts -- quicker than the three goals for Arsenal -- from the Gunners' 3-0 win away to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.
1. Confidence is everything
After a week in which it emerged that Arsenal's wage bill is now higher than Chelsea's, a much-needed moment of value for the Gunners: With one simple goal, two of Arsenal's struggling star players were immediately revitalised. Danny Welbeck, already attracting criticism just two games into his new...
Danny Welbeck opened his Arsenal account as the Gunners blew Aston Villa away with an astonishing triple blast.
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A brilliant first-half spell from the visitors saw Mesut Ozil open the scoring before Welbeck struck and Aly Cissokho's own goal made it 3-0.
The goals came in three minutes and 15 seconds to end Villa's promising early threat.
The hosts would have gone top of the Premier League with a win but despite a bright start...