Premier League: Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa

Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Nacho Monreal

Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Nacho Monreal, FC Arsenal

Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa

Cazorla came through for the Gunners scoring two goals to help them beat them beat relegation-threatened Aston Villa.

The win moved Arsenal to within a point of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur after home defeats by Blackburn and Bayern Munich in the past seven days.

"What is most difficult is not the critics, it is that we lost the last two games. I am not here to lose games, I want win. What hurts me the most is that we lost to Blackburn at home and Bayern at home," said Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager. "When people come to the Emirates Stadium, they are not to go away with wins. All the rest concerns me less. Of course [it has been difficult], but you do your job and focus on the next game and try to win it.

"That is what we did. I am not 30 years in this job at the top level and going to be destroyed by people saying I don't know what I'm doing. I have been in this job a long time and what is important is that we have responsibilities and we have to stand up for them and get the team ready to go into the next game ready to fight."

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