Oct 23

Captain Vantastic does it again – Arsenal 3-1 Stoke

Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie came off the bench to inspire Arsenal to victory over resilient Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The impressive Dutchman scored twice in the second half to give the Gunners all three points after former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch had cancelled out Gervinho’s opener before the break.

Arsene Wenger’s men are up to seventh in the Premier League following the victory over Tony Pulis’ side, just six points behind Newcastle United in fourth.

Following the victory, Arsenal brought to an end a run of four consecutive defeats in games after Champions League matches.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Djourou, Santos, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Arteta, Song, Walcott (Arshavin, 71), Ramsey, Chamakh (van Persie, 67), Gervinho (Frimpong, 91).


4 Responses to “Captain Vantastic does it again – Arsenal 3-1 Stoke”

  1. gooners says:


  2. Savage says:

    Gervinho on fire – looking very much like the player I thought we had signed. On top of that he produced against a deep-defending team, something that TW always struggles with.

    What I find really interesting is the understanding that Gervinho is developing with RVP. I also enjoyed the way he set up Ramsey for that close effort – he just seems to put that little more thought and timing into his game than TW does.

    Top stuff from the Gerv.

  3. Marty Price says:

    It is now time for the Baord, Gazids, Gazooks or whoever to deal with their salry scale. RVP is not going to stay for 110 a week, more like 150+, and another big signing. this team has the makings of a good side butif they continue to develop the good players they get a a mid range price, they will be gone..You know that City, or another big spending club is going to tap him up.

  4. GunnerMacedonia says:

    at the moment i am not worried about him staying or leaving. the most important thing at this very moment is to have rvp fit as long as we can. i wish he could go all season injury free, he lifts everyone up. anyway, a striker which is better than chamakh is a must buy in january, we cant rely on one top class player


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