Lacazette’s reply was emphatic, along with his energetic show integral to what was arguably Arsenal’s finest attacking efficiency of the season.
It was not more than Arsenal deserved when Smith Rowe fired house after being performed in by Aubameyang early within the second half.
And Arteta seems to have an optimum mix of his finest attacking stars, which may go away the likes of Martin Odegaard and Nicolas Pepe having to push for a first-team place.
It was Odegaard who got here on for Lacazette after he took a knock simply previous the hour mark, with Arsenal enduring a number of nerves after Jacob Ramsey pulled one again for Villa – particularly when Leon Bailey’s free-kick whistled simply over the bar late on.
There was additionally a late cameo from Gabriel Martinelli – and Arteta now appears to have loads of attacking choices.