Arsenal fans have voted Mikel Arteta's stunning free kick against Aston Villa as their Goal of the Month.

The Spanish midfielder thumped home from 30 yards to round off a 3-0 victory at Emirates Stadium on March 24.

Arteta's main rival for our March award was Robin van Persie, who produced another outstanding volley from another excellent Alex Song assist to secure a 2-1 win at Liverpool on March 3.

But the Arsenal captain had to settle for second place with 38 per cent of the votes to Arteta's 42 per cent.

Thomas Vermaelen finished a distant third for his last-gasp winner against Newcastle United at Emirates on March 12.

Click the PLAY button on the image above to watch all of Arsenal's goals from March.

And look out for our April poll at the end of this month.

Poll

Vote for your Arsenal Goal of the Month
  • Van Persie first v Liverpool
    3%
  • Van Persie second v Liverpool
    37%
  • Koscielny v AC Milan
    0%
  • Rosicky v AC Milan
    2%
  • Van Persie v AC Milan
    0%
  • Van Persie v Newcastle
    2%
  • Vermaelen v Newcastle
    5%
  • Vermaelen v Everton
    0%
  • Gibbs v Aston Villa
    0%
  • Walcott v Aston Villa
    3%
  • Arteta v Aston Villa
    41%
  • Walcott v QPR
    0%

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