Arsenal FC 3 WBA 0, The Dutchman Scores Again
The recovery is truly on now for West Brom, picking up yet another 3 points against Roy Hodgson’s men at the Emirates this afternoon.
Saturday, 5 November 2011
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Arsenal FC comfortably swept aside West Bromwich this afternoon to continue their good run of form, whilst Robin van Persie managed to notch up his 29th goal of the 2011 calendar year. Not only did he do that, but he also set up the other two, putting Arsenal FC on the right track for the win.
Arsenal’s captain returned to the Starting XI following being rested in the Gunners’ Champions League encounter with French side Marseille, that one resulting in a 0-0 draw.
Arsenal FC played the waiting game, and they were rewarded in the 22nd minute, after fantastic build-up play. Aaron Ramsey managed a delicate pass to split the West Brom defence to find Theo Walcott, whom saw his shot blocked by Ben Foster, but Van Persie was there to finish off the rebound and make the score 1-0 for the Gunners.
At world class there were always only four or five players in that category but I would put van Persie into that calibre.There is some quality there. And of course, certainly Messi will win the best player in the world award, deservedly so, because he won everything.
The goal was a catalyst for Arsenal’s further dominance in the game, with Arsenal beginning to threaten more, with Carl Jenkinson being a constant threat with his deliveries from the right, with defensive duties not the order of the game for Arsenal, given their constant attacks.
A second goal was knocking on Arsenal’s door, and it duly came due to a Vermaelen finish. Alex Song crossed the ball back into the box following a cleared corner, only for Van Persie to steer towards Vermaelen, whom applied the finish. 2-0 to Arsenal FC before half time.
Arsenal pressed on in the second half, continuing where they left on, albeit in a more casual manner, keeping the ball and trying to find the gaps in the West Bromwich defence, trying to waste some time as well.
Substitute Rosicky came on and made an impact on the game, finding van Persie inside the penalty box, before the Dutchman passed it on to Arteta, only for the Spaniard to fire into the back of the net, making it 3-0 to Arsenal FC.
This result simply means that Arsenal are 7th now, but level on points with Liverpool FC, whom dropped two points following their draw with Swansea City this weekend. That’s all for today, folks!
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