Arsenal score their 1000th Premier League goal under Arsene Wenger
Alex Song has scored Arsenal’s 1000th Premier League goal under manager Arsene Wenger, during the Gunners’ 4-1 triumph over Bolton this afternoon.
The Cameroonian netted through a sublime finish 12 minutes from the end, lifting the ball over Hungarian rookie ‘keeper Bogdan from a tight angle.
In the 24th minute, Jack Wilshere clipped a lovely ball over the top, Cesc Fabregas knocked it back across goal and Laurent Koscielny bundled the ball over the line.
Arsene Wenger’s men found their rhythm and should have killed the game off before half-time. Andrey Arshavin hit the side netting and Fabregas and Tomas Rosicky forced saves out of Adam Bogdan but Bolton stood firm and found themselves level right on half-time.
Chung-Yong Lee got round Manuel Almunia and chipped the ball across goal to Johan Elmander who nodded home at the far post.
Marouane Chamakh missed a chance one-on-one with Bogdan 12 minutes after the restart but made up for it a minute later, heading Fabregas’s cross into the net to make it 2-1 to the Gunners.
Bolton still looked dangerous but were reduced to 10 men when Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card for a foul on Chamakh in the 64th minute.
The aforementioned Alex Song scored Arsenal’s third 12 minutes from the end, lifting the ball over Bogdan from a tight angle, and it was four with seven minutes to go when substitute Carlos Vela fired into the net from another Fabregas pass.