Dec 10

Arsenal mark 125th anniversary with win over Everton – Arsenal 1-0 Everton

Robin van Persie marked Arsenal’s 125th anniversary celebrations with a sumptuous volley to beat Everton at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners dominated most of the first half but failed to break Everton’s defence despite a string of corners.

An early opportunity was squandered by Theo Walcott after a quarter of an hour when he opted to set up Gervinho rather than take a shot himself. Gervinho himself passed up an opportunity minutes later when he instead attempted to feed van Persie, who was declared offside.

Arsene Wenger’s men finally broke the deadlock after 70 minutes, when captain van Persie delivered in off the far post with a wonderful volley.

Although Everton turned to a more offensive approach in the closing stages, the north Londoners side held on to earn three points and fourth place in the Premier League table – at least until Chelsea play Man City on Monday.

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16 Responses to “Arsenal mark 125th anniversary with win over Everton – Arsenal 1-0 Everton”

  1. @paraguayralph says:

    We were helped a lot by Moyes bizarre decision to sub off Saha just as they were getting back into the game, RVP’s goal was out of the Henry drawer but what about Song’s pass?!

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  2. Kemreid says:

    How’s that for 125yrs? Vantastic if u ask me!

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  3. TB_Gooner says:

    What a goal. Worthy of the 125 years of illustrious history of this club.

    @TB_Gooner

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  4. @AdamArsenal says:

    Important win…. And a superb strike from Robin to mark #Arsenal125 !

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  5. Rachael says:

    Seeing the captain scoring the goal was so heartwarming but the hightlight was went the past captain henry stood up to appreciate out RVP. shows how much Arsenal are one team, helping one another grow to be a team with class

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  6. @RyanTheCox says:

    It is sheer Vandamonium here in Dallas,Tx folks! Gooners rock on!

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  7. @muavin says:

    It looked like it was going to be 1 of those days, but RVP came through, and brilliantly at that. What an assist by Song! Scary moment bye McAleny at the end, but by the grace of God, it’s one nil to The Arsenal!

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  8. GoonerGossip says:

    Van Persies goal has got goal of the season written all over it.

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  9. Saad says:

    RVP’s statue is next up (on 150th anniversary)

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  10. After 125 years of pure football awesomeness from the club, we can write a Song about how Vantastic the game was today.

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  11. […] Arsenal marked their 125th birthday with a 1-0 win against Everton earlier. Read our match summary and give your view on the game here. […]

  12. Eddy Ganja says:

    Crazy stuff! What a goal!!!

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  13. Teejay says:

    What a goal 4rm next legend RVP,happy anniversary up gunnerz

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  14. GunnerMacedonia says:

    everyone saying arteta and ramsey should be giving those killer passes, but what about song? this guy is the most improved player we have over the last 2-3 years, screw fabregas, we have song ;)

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  15. Majolagbe phathai says:

    RVP goal against everton shows the quality of a good leader in him

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