van Persie double keeps winning run going – Norwich 1-2 Arsenal

Written by Chris Wheatley


Arsenal continued their recent winning form in the Premier League thanks to Robin van Persie’s two goals against Norwich at Carrow Road.

The Dutchman continued his phenomenal form by netting in each half to move the Gunners level on points with London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea in the Premier League table.

Steve Morison slotted calmly past Wojciech Szczesny to put the home side ahead after Per Mertesacker’s clumsy mistake on the edge of his own area allowed the Welshman in on goal.

Morison’s opener came against the run of play as it was the visitors who had all the early pressure, but van Persie wasted two great chances.

The result brings Arsene Wenger’s side up to sixth in the league table, while it’s also the Gunners’ fifth straight win.

Arsenal XI v Norwich: Szczesny (GK), Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Santos, Song, Ramsey, Arteta, Walcott (90), van Persie (c), Gervinho (77).

Subs: Fabianski (GK), Djourou (90), Coquelin, Rosicky, Arshavin, Benayoun (77), Chamakh.

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Frank Smit

Arsenal played great once again. What is kinda worrying me is that Gervinho and Walcott keep on missing chances to score. Vermaelen and Koscielny were excellent, and Mertesacker played well after his mistake. I hope Sagna will return soon, so he can play right-back and Koscielny and Vermaelen in the center again. Song was also great today with a lovely assist.


RVP – Currently the best striker in the world.

Blake Valentine

Arteta is doing the dirty work that Flamini used to do but with the aesthetics.


Great performance!RVP different class and Theo playing well!Should have scored more!

Rian Firmansyah

it’s beautifull played by our gunners and beautifull night for gooners of indonesia..’the red-white’ is won tonight ! and indonesia go to final..againts malaysia..

Rian Firmansyah

beatifull night for my arsenal and my indonesia


Arsenal could have slaughtered norwich today but wasted too many opportunities. Gervinho’s decision making was poor & his reaction when given the ball was slow today. In defence, i do not want to talk about per’s howler! He is just to slow for the english game in my opinion. Another thing i noticed was that santos was caught ball watching too many times. At the end of the day RVP came to the rescue again! But to me today’s MOTM has to be vermaelen, solid in defence and his accurate long balls were superb.

RVP at the moment is on messi level. Which is the highest status you can achieve as a footballer. EVERY time he plays he scores. BUT we have to tread carefully. Without him we will struggle. Chamakh can not be his replacement nor can park. In another league RVP would continue this form all season injury free but this is the premier league, Everyone gets injuried in this league so its only a matter of time. In january wenger has to spend a decent amount on a finisher as a backup as the inevitable will happen. i cant believe wenger… Read more »

I am worried about that if RVP got injured or can’t goal in key moments…I hope Wilshere will return soon.


Look at the goal stats on the right hand side. Its scary…. rvp with 15 and the next highest is theo with 4. The goals need to be more distributed as it seems at the moment if rvp does not score arsenal wont win.
Tevez on loan with city sharing the wage bill would be a HUGE coup. Wenger.. Do it.. DOOIT!!


Johan Djourou man of the match LOL!!

arteta annoyed me a lot today, same goes for andre santos, he just pushes forward and doenst come back on time, and everyone stop eating shit, gervinho had a great first half, he was really good on the left side. i felt like wenger needed to make a substitute earlier, around 60th minute to bring in benayoun for gerv, cos after the great chance he missed he was totaly off the game and we needed cover from a winger in that left side. walcott was great, stable, very good crossing and great assist. overall a great win for arsenal, i… Read more »