Ramsey superb again as Gunners tighten their grip at the top

An inspired performance from Aaron Ramsey led Arsenal to a 3-0 victory over the Welshman’s former club Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon, and strengthened the Gunners’ grip on top spot in the Premier League in the process.

The club’s top scorer this season struck first on twenty-nine minutes, converting Mesut Ozil’s cross, before the German international fed Mathieu Flamini, who doubled their advantage with his first goal since returning to the club four minutes from time.

Ramsey then grabbed his second of the afternoon, and thirteenth of the season in stoppage time to cap off a fine afternoon for Arsene Wenger’s side, who remain four points clear at the top of the table.

Chelsea kept up pressure on the North London side with victory over Southampton yesterday afternoon while Liverpool, who began the weekend in second place, lost to Hull City at the KC Stadium.

The Gunners’ will now turn their attention to Wednesday evening’s visit of Hull, looking for what would be their eleventh win in fourteen league games so far this season.

They then face three of the current top five in top flight, with their final Champions League game against Napoli thrown in a week on Wednesday.