Gunners continue to rise

Sat, 03 Dec 18:07:16 2011

Arsenal moved into fifth place in the Barclays Premier League table with a thumping 4-0 win over Wigan at the DW Stadium.

The hosts, who drop to the bottom of the table, began brightly but were undone by two goals in two minutes just before the half-hour mark.

First, Mikel Arteta's shot evaded Ali Al Habsi's grasp and then Thomas Vermaelen nodded in Robin van Persie's corner.

The Gunners always looked likely to add to their lead in the second half and, in the 61st minute, Gervinho made it three.

Van Persie then added his customary goal 12 minutes from time after good work from Theo Walcott.


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