Date: 23rd January 2011 at 12:11pm
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  • Arsenal 3-0 Wigan
  • Van Persie Hatrick, he also missed a penalty, and Wigan’s Gary Caldwell was sent off
  • Probably the most one-sided game ever. Even on Match of the Day there was not one wigan attack.
  • Possession: Arsenal 58%-42% Wigan.
  • Shots: Arsenal 23-3 Wigan. Plus I cant even remember Wigans shots
  • Wigan goalie Al Habsi stopped the score from being embarrassing for Wigan, if it weren’t for him it would have been AT LEAST 6-0. Why do goalies always do against us?
  • Van Persie ’21 : Good through ball from Song, beating the whole defence, outside of the box to RVP who slotted it past Al Habsi easily.
  • Van Persie ’58 : Fantastic pass over the whole Wigan defence by Fabregas and a great sliding volley into the back of the net by RVP. Great Goal
  • Van Persie Pen: Song through ball to Fabregas, who was taken out from behind in the box. Had to be a penalty and Caldwell was rightly sent off. RVP on his hatrick- blasted over.. bad penalty.
  • Van Persie ’85: Another great through ball over the top by Cesc, met by Theo who ran it into the box, then shielded the ball for RVP to bang in near post.

Team Ratings:

  • Schezney: 6  Nothing to do all game
  • Sagna 7.5
  • Djourou 7
  • Koscielny 7
  • Clichy 7.5
  • Wilshere 7.5
  • Song 7.5
  • Fabregas 8
  • Nasri 7.5
  • Theo 6.5
  • RVP 9 MOTM
  • SUBS: Arshavin, Denilson, Chamakh

Good performance from Arsenal. We didn’t even really need to play that good being how bad Wigan were. They never looked like scoring, and 3-0 is more than a fair result for them. It really should have been 7-0 at least. RVP was great, and good to see his back to his best, and theres more to come.

Elsewhere in the league Man Utd thrashed Birmingham 5-0. Spurs were held at Newcastle for a point, 1-1. And Man City lost 1-0 to Villa thanks to £24million striker, Darren Bent. So now Man Utd are 2 points above us, with a game in hand. Man City are 1 point behind us, and we have a game in hand. Tottenham and Chelsea are both 8 points behind us, Chelsea having a game in hand.

Home Leg of Carling Cup to Ipswich this week were we NEED to win by at least 2 to progress to the final, followed by a nice easy cup game also at Emirates against Huddersfield.