Arsenal high in confidence after Chelsea win

Robin Van Persie’s hat-trick gave Arsenal a vital 5-3 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and showed critics how they can play, Sky Sports reports.

The Dutchman’s goals were key in bringing Arsenal their eight win in nine games and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was delighted to get the victory over a close rival. A first Arsenal goal from Andre Santos and a finish from the outstanding Theo Walcott were the other scorers in Arsenal’s victory. Arsenal came from 3-2 behind to establish their lead in the dying moments of the game and sent their fans back to North London jubilant.

The reaction of Wenger and his staff after the clinching fifth goal showed that the victory meant a lot to the Arsenal fans. Prior to the game, the Gunners drew a home tie with Manchester City in the quarter finals of the Carling Cup. Arsenal confidence is at a high and they will feel they can defeat City at the Emirates Stadium and avenge memories of that horror defeat to Birmingham City in last season’s Carling Cup final at Wembley.

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