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  • Arsenal 3-0 Wigan: Van Persie hat-trick, Caldwell red-card

    Arsenal moved up one rank to the second position to stick tight Premier League Manchester United. The Gunners bend Wigan Athletic 3-0 through Robin van Persie hat-trick.

    Van Persie was a Arsenal's victory star in the action held at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (1/22/2011), he scored three goals despite miss penalty.

    Arsenal themselves a chance to win by a margin of four, but Van Persie in the penalty kick 71 minutes failed. In addition to the penalty, Wigan are also punished with a red card for Gary Caldwell.

    With three points, while Arsenal have collected 46 points from 23 matches. Arsene Wenger's team were one point ahead of Manchester City but left behind two points from Chelsea who is on top.

    The game

    Just four minutes walk game, Arsenal had threatened. Samir Nasri A swift kick to force Wigan goalkeeper, Ali Al-Habsi, threw himself to write it off.

    In the eighth minute, the threat of return over Wigan's goal. Working together nicely from Theo Walcott, Gael Clichy forwarded to Van Persie, Van Persie but spurn Al-Habsi denied.

    Arsenal opened the number at minute 21. From the breakthrough bait Alexander Song, Van Persie leads the round leather in. Wigan goalkeeper with his left foot touch.

    Al-Habsi back to save his goal in minute 31. From Bacary Sagna's cross, the ball is passed forward Cesc Fabregas to Nasri is a direct shot, but Al-Habsi denied make it a goal.

    In the second half, Arsenal remain intense storm. From Fabregas free kick in minute 58, the ball towards Van Persie that with a volley scored the second goal for himself and for Arsenal.

    Wigan strength reduced to 10 men since the 70th minute. Caldwell sent off after breaking Fabregas in the penalty box. But Van Persie penalty execution failed due to soar.

    Two minutes later, Van Persie again failed to record a hat-trick. This time, the Dutch striker's left foot kick that hit the outer side of the goalposts Al-Habsi.

    Van Persie curiosity paid off five minutes before dispersal. The third goal he created with clean strike continued Walcott feedback from the mouth of goal .

    Team Line-up:

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy, Song, Wilshere, Fabregas (Denilson 87), Nasri (Arshavin 75), Walcott, Van Persie (Chamakh 86)

    Wigan Athletic: Al Habsi, Gohouri, Gary Caldwell, Steven Caldwell, Figueroa, Thomas, Diame (Di Santo 46), Stam (McArthur 46), Watson, N'Zogbia (Boyce 78), Rodallega


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