Arsenal 3 Aston Villa 1

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has praised Emile Smith Rowe for changing his lifestyle after the 21-year-old midfielder helped the Gunners to a thoroughly deserved victory over Aston Villa as they moved into the top half of the Premier League table. Thomas Partey headed in Smith Rowe’s corner for his first goal for the Gunners – having earlier hit the crossbar. Right at the end of the first half, Arsenal were given a penalty after a long video assistant referee review for a Matt Targett foul on Alexandre Lacazette.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty was saved excellently by former Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez, but the Gabon striker put home the rebound from close range. Villa improved on a thoroughly wretched first half, but Smith Rowe scored Arsenal’s third 11 minutes into the second half. He won the ball in his own half and then finished the move via a deflection and the post. The visitors got a consolation when Jacob Ramsey curled his first Villa goal into the top corner from 20 yards. They put on good pressure and created a few chances in the closing stages but it was too little, too late.

Villa saw two bids for England Under-21 international Smith Rowe turned down in the summer, with Arteta insisting he was never worried he would leave the Emirates Stadium. Smith Rowe now has two goals and two assists this season and Arteta has been pleased with the development of the academy graduate. This did not look like a game between two teams sitting next to each other in the table – but Arsenal were 12th and Villa 13th before kick-off. Arsenal are capable of good spells – like at the start of Monday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace – and good games – like the 3-1 win over Tottenham. This was one of the good games, well for 80 minutes.

6 Things You Can Do With Pumpkins During Autumn

Pumpkins are synonymous with the fall season, the months of September-October-Novemmber, Halloween and Thanksgiving in both Canada & the US. You cannot pass by houses, stores and buildings without seeing fall or Halloween decorations with pumpkins being one of the dominant pieces in the display. Here are 6 things you can do with pumpkins:

1.Decorate with them : The perfect pumpkin may very well not need anything done to it at all! Set beside a fall decoration, a bale of hay or even a whole set of decorating pumpkins (come see our selection!) your pumpkin will look perfect on a porch or in your yard.

2. Carve it : We all love carving pumpkins and playing with the gooey inside. So, break out that old carving set and get to work! Bonus points here if you turn your carved pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern.

3. Paint it : If you’re not so into the mess, painting your pumpkin is a good option. Pro tip: if you use glow in the dark paint you can create the illusion that you carved it!

4. Wax it : Now you might be confused. Wax it? Try melting some crayons down to liquid wax and dump the wax carefully over the pumpkin. You can make cool rainbow designs and have a unique pumpkin all of your own! Be careful letting the little ones do this on their own as the wax will be hot.

5. Cook with them : The best part about cooking with pumpkins is that you can actually use it as decoration for a while and then cook with it, so nothing goes to waste!

6. Pumpkin seeds : Have you ever thought about flavoring your pumpkin seeds? You can make them in so many different varieties! After you cook your pumpkin seeds, try salting them, adding brown sugar, or even Cajun seasoning. Whatever your favorite flavor is, we challenge you to try and make your pumpkin seeds with that flavor!