Sep 24

van Persie hits 100 mark as Arsenal overcome Trotters – Arsenal 3-0 Bolton

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie scored twice and netted his 100th goal for the club, as the Gunners secured all three points against Bolton.

Dutch striker van Persie put in a superb performance and became the 17th player in Arsenal’s history to reach the century mark.

The result could have been different after Wojciech Szczesny’s first-half stop from Darren Pratley prevented Owen Coyle’s side scoring an early goal.

However, the turning point came when van Persie bagged his 99th Arsenal goal just 40 seconds after the restart, before David Wheater was shown red for tugging Theo Walcott back.

Alex Song’s brilliant finish confirmed the result, although the win came at a cost with Walcott limping off injured in the last 10 minutes.

Arsenal’s XI: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Song, Arteta (Rosicky 81), Walcott, van Persie (Chamakh 85), Gervinho (Arshavin 78).

Subs: Fabianski (GK), Santos, Frimpong, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Chamakh.


24 Responses to “van Persie hits 100 mark as Arsenal overcome Trotters – Arsenal 3-0 Bolton”

  1. Thierry Bergkamp says:

    Congrates RVP

  2. happygooner says:

    that result will shut a few ppl up. good to see us back to winning ways!

  3. Chris says:

    Good confidence-boosting result. Typical that it has been slightly marred by the late injury to Walcott. Given his prior record that will most likely be 3-4 weeks. Bollocks. He was very impressive today. We might get a chance to see more of Chamberlain now, though.

  4. IssaDrt says:

    What a fantastic finish from RVP and SONG. i love their SHOT!!

    Let’s make this the beginning of our glory!


  5. ex-pat gooner says:

    Slow start. Lack of confidence obvious. Last 10 minutes we started to build pace and pressure and amazingly it continued upwards in the 2nd half. Defence was spared from having to do too much once we scored which was good because even with 10 men Bolton managed a dangerous break

    And the best news is I don’t have to avoid MOTD tonight

  6. becky_nih says:

    RvP is trully a legend for Arsenal. He really loyal with us. salut for you Captain. You’re in our heart.

  7. truegunna10 says:

    We were content up until half time until the Robin Van Persie show! Captain Fantasic who got his 100’th Goal for AFC, great confidence boosting win which will help us push on!

  8. Marty Price says:

    Second half they looked relaxed, like they are starting to get comfortable with the new guys. Theo played great, as did Van Persie…The back line got caught ball watching in the first half, but played better….busy week ahead.

  9. KENYA says:

    Great performance from the team and most of it to go to RVP for scoring his 100 th goal .The goalkeeper was also superb

  10. GunnerMacedonia says:

    how come we win comfortably only when i dont watch the games? anyway, good to see us winning and congrats to rvp, hope he has injury-free season and soon to see us celebrating his 200th goal 😀

  11. Abdul. R. D says:

    Solid overall performance by the team. First half, we seemed cautious specially considering recent leakage of goals but second half started on the front foot which set the tone for the whole half. Morale boost for the defence to get a clean sheet, which was encouraging for them and settle some nerves. Happy for RVP to get his ton, lead by example today. Goals win you games, was to get a few and a win to get the momentum going. Now on to next game..

  12. M0RPHY says:

    Confidence building performance via an emphatic win over strong Bolton. Things are shaping up. My sincere prayer is that we build on this heart warming victory and turn around this season for good. It is not yet over for Gunners.
    Real and genuine supporters, this is the time to stand up and be counted.

    Although we still have some grey areas to sort out. That we hope will be sorted out during January transfers.
    Stay blessed. GUNNERS FOR REAL.

  13. muhammad says:

    Congrats to all Gunners,Management,Board Members,Fans and Well wishers.

  14. Arsenal says:

    Lets string some wins together now!!! Comeone!

  15. GunneRon says:

    Lets not forget Sczesny’s fabulous save !!! Absolutely world class….

  16. scott delaney says:

    well done rvp just need a partner up front wiv u

  17. Dee Brown says:

    WOW great 2nd half performance that was not the Arsenal of last season that was better .. we crossed the ball and shot on sight … oooh 2 B a gooner!!!

  18. scott delaney says:

    think that clean sheet would av done wonders 4 the confidents of the center baks just wat was needed ,there is still alot ov work 2 b done

  19. Vishnu says:

    Great job RVP!!! dont stop…keep going!!!!

  20. Charlie says:

    Don’t get me wrong here, great result and deserved victory but wasn’t that red card ridiculous ? The reason i say that is that Arsenal being in the bottom half of the table is bad for business for the money men whereas Arsenal coming 4th is ideal so is it perhaps possible that we were helped to victory here ? Last season it looked like Arsenal could win the league but Arsenal aren’t the team with the money, that’s United, City and Chelsea so the decisions always went against us. Now wer are a team with a financial backing that is ahead of our position in the league so suddenly decisions go for us. Coincidence ?

  21. Leon says:

    Great atmosphere again- feels like the fans have raised the bar now. Brilliant singing.
    Must be maintained tho!

  22. Charlie says:

    One thing is fact, it is in the interests of all those in control of football to keep those clubs that have the biggest support and the biggest financial backing to create a successful team at the top of the tree. If the best supported clubs were unsuccessful the revenue created by the game would fall dramatically.

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  24. GunnerMacedonia says:

    @chris wheatley how serious do you find the rumours saying van persie may not sign a new contract and may leave in the summer to city? i am seriously concerned, without him we would be a midtable team


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